A mentally-ill patient at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter is being held in connection with the murder of another patient Wednesday night.
St. Peter police found 41-year-old Michael Francis Douglas dead in his room with injuries consistent with violent trauma.
31-year-old Darnell Dee Whitefeather was arrested and booked into the Nicollet County Jail, where he awaits charges.
Whitefeather has a criminal history that includes a 2002 conviction for assault and robbery, and a more recent conviction for assaulting the director of a mental health hospital in Bemidji.
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