The Minne­sota High Court affirmed its de­cision to reject the appeal of Andrew Dikken to withdraw his guilty plea.

The Minne­sota High Court affirmed its de­cision to reject the appeal of Andrew Dikken to withdraw his guilty plea.

In 2014, Dik­ken was convicted of two counts of first degree murder. On September 2, 2013, he broke into the Monson home in Granite Falls. Dikken shot Kara Monson and Chris Panitzke with a pistol stolen from one of his family members. Both victims were shot multiple times. Monson was dead at the scene, but Panitzke managed to call 911 after Dikken left. Despite getting medical attention, Panitzke died six days later in the hospital.

Dikken had previously dated Monson for over three years. Patrice Monson, mother of Kara, told the courts that her daughter had witnessed Dikken use and sell drugs, and ended the relationship.

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