Charges brought forward against Cass Lake man accused in Puposky homicide

A Cass Lake man is charged with killing a Bloomington man with a piece of lumber in Puposky.

Twenty-one-year-old Scott Schulman is facing one count of second-degree murder for hitting 53-year-old Burgess Palmore multiple times in the head with a two-by-four.

Deputies responding to an assault call on May 21 found Schulman outside holding a piece of wood.

Scott Schulman, 21. Photo courtesy of Beltrami County Jail.

Schulman, according to the complaint, attempted to run from deputies but tripped on a barbed-wire fence.

Palmore was discovered in the garage lying in a pool of blood.

He died of blunt trauma to the head, according to the medical examiner.

Schulman is also accused of kicking a deputy as they were taking him into custody.

Schulman admitted in a Mirandized statement that he had been drinking vodka and that a “bad spirit” had gotten him.

Schulman made his first court appearance Friday.

He is currently held in custody without bond for violating the terms of his probation.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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