Minnesota man charged in killing of 19-year-old brother

A criminal complaint says a landscaping block was found with blood on it.
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Nicholas Patrick Hauge

A 29-year-old Minnesota man has been charged with murder in the killing of his 19-year-old brother. 

Nicholas P. Hauge, 29, of Eveleth, was charged Monday in Polk County District Court with one count of second-degree intentional murder and one count of second-degree unintentional murder for the death of his brother, 19-year-old Timothy B. Hauge. 

According to a criminal complaint, the Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call at 3:44 a.m. Sunday, with the caller reporting a man throwing things at another male on the 400 block of 8th St. NW in Fosston, northwest Minnesota. 

While en route, deputies were alerted to another 911 call at the same location of a man trying to break a window. 

Two deputies arrived and found Nicholas Hauge standing in the road and his 19-year-old brother lying in the road. Nicholas Hauge had blood on his arms and there was a large amount of blood in the gutter near Timothy Hauge, who had a large gash on his head, the complaint says. 

The victim did not have a pulse and lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Nicholas Hauge was arrested, with deputies reporting that he smelled of alcohol. He was booked in the Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston. 

The witness who called 911 told deputies that she heard two men outside her home, recating that one of them said "get up." She could hear one man talking and the other moaning, and then saw Nicholas Hauge throw something at the 19-year-old while he was on the ground and not moving. 

An investigator searched the scene and found a landscaping block near a bedroom window that appeared to have blood on it. The block was found about 20 yards from Timothy Hauge's body. 

An autopsy revealed that the 19-year-old died of blunt force trauma injuries to his head, including multiple cranial fractures, a fracture to the base of his skull, and multiple abrasions, contusions and lacerations to his face, nose and lips. 

His death was ruled a homicide by a medical examiner. 

The complaint notes that Nicholas Hauge was placed on one year probation in October 2018 for obstructing the legal process, and is currently facing a charge of two counts of gross misdemeanor DWI in St. Louis County. A condition of his release for the DWI charge is that he cannot use or possess any non-prescribed mood-altering substances. 

He faces up to 40 years in prison for each murder charge. 

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