Two accomplices of double homicide to be sentenced this week

Two are scheduled to be sentenced later this week for their roles in a double homicide nearly three years ago.

Last October, 33-year-old Kristi Trisco and 56-year-old Daniel Linde entered guilty pleas to aiding and abetting Darren Stebe’s murders of two men.

Stebe was sentenced to life in prison earlier this month for the murders of Jason McDonough and Adam Thorpe.

Kristi Trisco, 33, Bemidji. Photo courtesy of Beltrami County Jail.

Trisco was Stebe’s girlfriend at the time. She admitted to investigators that she helped spend the $5,000 Stebe stole from his two victims and that she used McDonough’s Honda for about a week after the murders.

Linde was temporarily living with Stebe and Trisco at their household on Highway 89 with his girlfriend.

He admitted to investigators that he helped construct the burn pit and helped Stebe move the bodies for their disposal.


Trisco and Linde face a maximum of 20 years in prison.

Daniel Linde, 56, Cass Lake. Photo courtesy of Beltrami County Jail.

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