Gawker highlighted a Star Tribune story about the violent murder in SW Minnesota. The Coen Brothers stories are becoming real life, they say.
According to the Star Tribune story:
When authorities arrived at the farm in rural southwestern Minnesota at 1 a.m. Thursday and asked Elizabeth Hawes about a large illegal fire, her response was: "That's not my brother."
But dental records indicate that the skeletal remains in the fire pit did belong to her brother, Edwin Hawes, 46 -- the same brother whom siblings Elizabeth and Andrew Hawes talked about killing several times in front of Elizabeth's husband, according to court documents released Monday.
In a plot allegedly involving accusations of embezzlement from the family business, Elizabeth and Andrew Hawes left little to chance, according to a complaint filed in Anoka County District Court. Before Edwin Hawes' body was burned, Anoka County authorities believe, he was shot in the chest by a crossbow at his Andover home, beaten over the head with a baseball bat, run over, and then taken across the state, where his charred remains were discovered at Andrew Hawes' and his girlfriend's Westbrook farm.