Minnesota Man Beats 95-Year-Old Man to Death to Steal His Mantle Clock and Watch

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 27-year-old man is accused of beating a 95-year-old Minnesota man to death before stealing his valuables over the weekend, according to charges filed in Anoka County Friday.

Isaiah Montrell Thomas, of Anoka, faces two counts of second-degree murder. At his first appearance in court Friday, his bail was set at $2 million.

Relatives said Al Loehlein’s family dropped him the elderly man off at his home on Thanksgiving night. Monday morning, a family member found his body inside his house.

According to WCCO, when officers arrived on scene, they say Loehlein appeared to have been beaten to death due severe injuries to his head, face and neck. There was a significant amount of blood splatter throughout the room, the complaint said.

Thomas pawned a small mantle clock that family members positively identified it as being taken from the 95-year-old residence.

When Officers arrested him they found a gold watch.

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