Deer River woman sentenced to 36 years for Ball Club murder, arson

A 42-year-old Deer River woman was sentenced to 36 years in prison for murder and arson.

According to a release from the Itasca County Attorney’s Office, Bradley Raymann was killed in Ball Club last July.

The complaint says Crystal Wilson went to Raymann’s camper on July 17 while under the influence of methamphetamine and alcohol before stabbing him multiple times and setting the camper on fire.

An autopsy determined Raymann died of multiple blunt, sharp, and asphyxial injuries including several broken ribs.

Attorney Matti Adam told the court at sentencing that the nature and extent of Reymann’s injuries showed that this was a brutal attack that warranted the sentence, with the judge agreeing.

Wilson will serve one-third of this sentence on supervised release.

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