Bloomington man admits killing wife, shooting two neighbors
A Bloomington man accused of killing his wife and wounding two neighbors pleaded guilty Wednesday to four charges.
Authorities say Jason Mesich, 48, shot and killed his wife, Angela, while they were in the garage of their Bloomington home on Aug. 30. He then shot a 29-year-old woman and her 12-year-old sister who were in the yard next door in the 8300 block of 15th Avenue. Mesich told police he thought the sisters might have heard him kill his wife.
The plea agreement in Hennepin County District Court calls for Mesich to serve more than 48 years in prison on charges of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault. He also pleaded guilty to first-degree assault for shooting at a Bloomington police officer.
Authorities say the sisters are recovering from their injuries.