Victim/deceased name: Roy Lovelace : “Bemidji Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Roy Lovelace in August 2022”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Bemidji, Minnesota – A Bemidji woman has been handed a life sentence for the murder of Roy Lovelace in August 2022. The sentencing comes after 35-year-old Cora Lee Quaderer pleaded guilty to a single count of first-degree murder. The incident occurred on August 30, 2022, when authorities responded to a call for a camper on fire near Cass Lake. Upon extinguishing the fire, the body of 30-year-old Roy Lovelace was discovered inside the camper.

According to court documents, witnesses saw Quaderer arguing with Lovelace outside the camper. They observed her pouring gasoline onto the structure and igniting it while Lovelace was trapped inside. The witnesses reported hearing Quaderer threatening Lovelace that she would destroy the camper if he didn’t let her in. The front door area of the camper immediately caught fire, and Quaderer fled the scene.

After an extensive search, Quaderer was apprehended by the Brooklyn Center Police Department at a gas station in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Initially charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson, Quaderer was later indicted with first-degree murder by a grand jury. During her plea hearing, she admitted that the evidence against her was sufficient for a jury to find her guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Quaderer’s sentence was immediately handed down as life in prison, and she was remanded to the Commissioner of Corrections. Prior to this crime, Quaderer had several convictions for felony drug possession, gross misdemeanors, and misdemeanors, including theft and providing false information to peace officers. She was also on supervised probation for a felony offense of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance in Cass County at the time of the incident.

Beltrami County Attorney David Hanson expressed his condolences to Lovelace’s family and thanked all the law enforcement agencies and departments involved in the investigation. He also commended the hard work of the Beltrami County Attorney’s Office staff who dedicated many hours to the case.

This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of swift justice and the commitment of law enforcement to protect the community. The Bemidji community hopes that this sentencing brings some closure to the family and friends of Roy Lovelace.

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