October 6, 2018
From left to right: Kielah Parsons, Malcolm Woods and Darien Kristopher Klindworth-Woods.
Look at all those colorful faces.
I shudder to imagine a time when America lacked such diversity, I really do.
Three people facing second-degree murder charges in connection to the shooting death of Brandon Arndt were allegedly involved after Arndt’s neighbor and a relative of those accused suffered from a severe medical condition.
Speaking Monday, Rochester police laid out what they believe to be the motive in a case that had been under investigation since early September. Kielah Parsons, Malcolm Woods and Darien Kristopher Klindworth-Woods are facing second-degree murder charges.
Authorities say at around 2 p.m. Sept. 9, an elderly female who lived next to Arndt had a life-threatening medical condition. On Sept. 8, police said Arndt had heard the woman crying for help and he gave her water and medicine and offered to call 911. The woman declined calling 911, authorities said.
Police say family members were upset and thought Arndt had something to do with her medical condition.
Surveillance video from convenience stores, residences, downtown and St. Mary’s hospital led police to believe that some of the family members left the hospital around 3 a.m. the morning of the murder.
Parsons, Woods and Klindworth-Woods are all grandchildren of the medical victim.
Klindworth-Woods was taken into custody in north Mankato, Parsons was located during a traffic stop on 4th St. and 3rd Ave. SE. in Rochester. Woods was located walking in the 2300 block of Valleyhigh Dr. NW. on Friday afternoon.