Gonvick woman sentenced for criminal vehicular homicide of boyfriend

A Gonvick woman was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for running over and killing her boyfriend in late August after an evening of drinking. 

Forty-seven-year-old Beth Windus pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in Polk County for the death of 51-year-old Jonathon Sundquist. 

The criminal complaint says Sundquist was upset when he came home from work and Windus hadn’t made dinner. 

When they returned home from a bar, police say Windus told Sundquist to get out of the pickup and backed over him. 

Windus’ drivers license was revoked in 2016 and she was on probation at the time. 

The Department of Corrections website indicates Windus reported to the Shakopee women’s prison Monday.


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 events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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