Two roommates living in an apartment together are charged with murdering a Minneapolis man found dead Friday last week.
Michael Fonta, 45, was found dead in the snow last week. A medical examiner described the cause of death "complex homicidal violence."
Alfunda Scruggs, 50, is charged with first and second-degree murder. His roommate and girlfriend Hope Cook, 38, is charged with being an accomplice to the murder.
According to the police report, Scruggs and Cook lived with Fonta for about a month but had not been seen since Feb. 2. They had all been smocking crack before the incident. Scruggs allegedly attacked Fonta after Fonta called Hope a 'bitch,' sitting on him and choking him with a black cord.
Scruggs proceeded to stab Fonta in the back of the neck with a knife or screwdriver. Cook then opened two doors so Scruggs could drag Fonta's body outside.
Investigators on the case found a bag full of blood stained bed sheets, braids of hair and Fonta's wallet.
If convicted, Scruggs could face life in prison. Cook could also face up to 20 years of incarceration if convicted of being an accomplice to the murder.