"Horror replay in Waseca murder trial: 'She remembers everything'"
The trial for the man accused of killing a Waseca father and son will begin Monday in Rochester.
As reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the suspect, Michael Zabawa, shot three members of the Kruger family a total of eight times, killing two and injuring one, two years ago.
Tracy Kruger, 40, and Alec Kruger, 13, died. Hilary, now 43, and her youngest son, Zak, now 12, survived. As a result of the event, Hilary lost one of her arms and Zak, who was "staying with friends that night," was not hurt.
As written by the Star Tribune, "Zabawa, a hog farm worker with a petty criminal past, entered the Kruger house after driving his pickup truck into a nearby ditch" on Feb. 3 2007. During a "struggle" inside the Kruger home, Zabawa said he "accidentally shot Hilary because she was behind Tracy," and that he "accidentally shot Alec after he tossed the shotgun aside and it went off."
Hilary, however, said that the suspect shot her first while she was asleep. He then shot Tracy, her husband, after he woke up, and shot Alec, after he called 911.
According to the Star Tribune, the trial has been moved to Rochester because of the "intense publicity and emotion generated by the case." Hilary will testify against Zabawa during the trial, which will take around three weeks.