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Charges: Inmate confesses to 1975 cold-case killing

A man in prison for a different crime reportedly told investigators that he killed a Minneapolis man decades ago. Sixty-one-year-old Michael John Husten was originally a suspect in the case but police were never able to gather enough evidence to charge him.
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A man in prison for a different crime reportedly told investigators that he killed a Minneapolis man decades ago. Sixty-one-year-old Michael John Husten was originally a suspect in the case but police were never able to gather enough evidence to charge him.

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