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Teen charged in murder of 16-year-old North St. Paul girl

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The 17-year-old boy arrested in the stabbing death of Anna Hurd, 16, of North St. Paul has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

Anna was found dead near a walking path in Maplewood's Hillside Park.

According to court documents, police dispatchers received a 911 call just before 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 from Lauri Anne Mitchell of Maplewood, who reported her son's girlfriend was found beaten on a trail and that she wasn't breathing.

The boy was able to direct the officers to where Anna's body was lying, about 15 feet from the path in a dark wooded area.

The 17-year-old told investigators he and Anna left the boy's home in Maplewood between 1:30 and 2:30 a.m. to go for a walk. The two got into an argument, so the boy returned home without Anna and claims she walked to a friend's house.

When the boy returned home, he used the bathroom and left the house again around 4 a.m., telling his mother he was going to go look for Anna because he hadn't heard from her.

A short time later, he returned home again, this time he was "hysterical" and had blood on his hands. He told his mother to call 911.

The boy claims he didn't use the bathroom the second time he returned, but investigators found blood smears on the bathroom vanity and traces of blood on a towel.

DNA testing reveals that the blood found in the boy's home is Anna's.

Investigators say the boy gave numerous inconsistent statements about his actions that morning.

Witnesses told authorities that the 17-year-old frequently carries knives and was seen playing with a knife at a party the night before.

According to earlier reports, family and friends said the boy was Anna's boyfriend. Witnesses told police that Anna planned to end their relationship and go to Texas the next day without him.

The Ramsey County Attorney's Office will ask the court to certify the 17-year-old to stand trial as an adult. He will appear in Ramsey County Juvenile Court Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

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