Man's act of kindness ends in his murder

www.usatoday.com Published: February 3, 2014
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Thomas Sonnenberg, a 69-year-old retiree, liked helping others. So when a man appeared at the back door of his Minneapolis home just before noon on Friday screaming, "Somebody's going to kill me!" and begging to be let inside, Sonnenberg did just that.



At the man's urging, Sonnenberg then dialed 911 — but within moments, the man allegedly shot Sonnenberg in the head, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Police arrived 11 minutes after the call was made (the suspect had grabbed the phone from Sonnenberg to rant that a group was trying to kill his brother nearby, and gave police an incorrect address) to find Sonnenberg dead and the suspect, 20-year-old felon Devon Derrick Parker, still in the house, attacking Sonnenberg's wife, Newser reports.

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