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Police: Duluth men killed woman for car and phone

Two Duluth men, 17 and 22, have been charged in the killing of a Floodwood woman for her car and cell phone, which police believe were sold or traded for street drugs, the Duluth News Tribune reports. The body of Cristyna Leah Watson, 25, was found outside Cloquet, her death the result of "homicidal violence," a medical examiner's report says. Two others have been charged with attempting to cover up the slaying.
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Michael William Siewert, 22, and Joseph Allen Yellow Jr., 17, both of Duluth, have been charged in the killing of a Floodwood woman, accused of slaying her for her car and cell phone, which police believe were sold or traded for street drugs, the Duluth News Tribune reports. The body of Cristyna Leah Watson, 25, was found outside Cloquet, her death the result of "homicidal violence," a medical examiner's report says. Two others have been charged with attempting to cover up the slaying.

The two defendants had known Watson "as part of their drug-trafficking activities" and plotted the robbery and attack, the complaint against Siewert says, the Star Tribune reported.

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