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Created: 12/01/2013 9:35 AM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

One man is dead after a report of an assault at a home in Richfield Sunday morning, according to Richfield police.
Officers were called to a home in the 7300 block of 12th Avenue South, around 5 a.m., to an assault-in-progress. Officers found the victim with multiple puncture wounds, inside the home when they arrived. Officers administered first aid, but the 48-year old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Richfield police confirm the victim was the homeowner. Neighbors and property records identify the homeowner as 48-year-old Habibi Tesema lived at 7338 12th Ave. S. since 2002, and just this year, his wife came to live with him from Ethiopia.

“He had been back and forth from Ethiopia and brought her back as his wife with two little children, who are absolutely adorable,” said Ilene Holen, next-door neighbor.

Neighbors say Habibi’s sister lived in the apartment in the basement, and Habibi worked at the airport..
Ethiopian Dead After Reported Assault at Minnesota
“They have just been the kind of neighbor you’d like to have,” said Holen.

A woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police are questioning her and they are also questioning the two other adults who witnessed the assault.

Police say they are not looking for any suspects. The neighborhood is safe, and neighbors have no reason to be on alert.

Police continue to investigate.

Source: KSTP TV

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3 comments

  1. Anger control and management skill is needed in our society. Recently, I have witness two Ethiopians punching each other at a Soccer field. Unless we learn to walk away from confrontation, we are likely to become a criminal or a victim of it.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about this, Habibi was a good friend and brother. I send my condolences to his sister and the rest of his family as it must be incredibly hard for them. I hope they figure out who did it soon.

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