July 4, 2018
Jonna Kojo Armartey.
Hey, give a nigga a break. Old couples are spooky.
A Minnesota man told investigators that a married couple “freaked him out” before running them over in a minivan, just one day after being kicked out of an apartment by his family, according to a criminal complaint Monday charging him with second-degree murder.
Prosecutors in Dakota County said 36-year-old Jonna Kojo Armartey fatally struck 58-year-old Diane Peterson and 74-year-old Roger Peterson of the Twin Cities suburb Eagan last Thursday as they were walking near a strip mall. Police said they found Diane and Roger Peterson struggling to breathe, and they later died after being taken to the hospital.
Police arrested Armartey several hours later at an Apple Valley hotel roughly six miles away after he abandoned the minivan.
“This was not an accident,” Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said in a statement announcing the charges. “The victims in this case appear to have been targeted by the defendant, the reasons for which are unknown at this time.”
Diane Peterson, Roger Peterson.