ANOKA, Minn. (AP) — An Anoka County District judge has sentenced a woman to life in prison in the death of her brother, whose charred remains were found in October 2008.
WCCO-TV reports that 45-year-old Elizabeth Hawes was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Edwin Hawes on Jan. 22. She was sentenced Friday.
Prosecutors say Edwin Hawes was shot in the chest by a crossbow at his Andover home. He was also beaten with baseball bat and run over. Then his body as burned. The remains were found at the home of his younger brother.
The younger brother and the brother's girlfriend were was also charged. Their trials are pending.
Authorities say the dispute stemmed from Edwin Hawes' distribution of an inheritance from the siblings' grandmother.