Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Timothy Robert Steele, age 35, of Farmington, was charged with one count of Murder in the Second Degree in connection with the death of his grandmother, Agnes Marie Wagner-Steele, age 84, also of Farmington, that occurred on October 15, 2015, in Farmington.
Police responded to a 911 call for medical assistance. Upon arrival police were let into the home by a resident. Steele was sitting on the couch and told police he had killed his grandmother. Police located the victim in her bedroom with head injuries. Steele reported that he had hit his grandmother with a hammer seven to eight times in the head.
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Backstrom extended his sympathy to the family and friends of Ms. Wagner-Steele for their loss.
Backstrom thanked the Farmington Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension who have assisted in this investigation.
Timothy Robert Steele made his first appearance in court today and bail was set in the amount of $750,000 without conditions ($500,000 with conditions) by Dakota County District Court Judge Shawn M. Moynihan. Steele’s next court appearance is set for January 12, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Hastings.
If you have questions, contact James Backstrom at 651-438-4438