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February 11, 2010

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Very informative! Thanks

Son of the Soil.

Roommates charged in Minneapolis homicide
Victim was kicked, strangled and stabbed before he was tossed in snow

By ABBY SIMONS, Star Tribune

Last update: February 12, 2010 - 7:42 PM
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An argument between crack-smoking roommates resulted in the beating, strangling and stabbing death of a Minneapolis man whose body was found in the snow last week, according to criminal charges filed Friday.

Alfunda Scruggs, 50, was charged with first and second-degree murder. His girlfriend, Hope Christina Jackson, also known as Hope Cook, 38, was charged with being an accomplice after the fact.

The body of 45-year-old Michael Moulion Fonta was found behind his home Feb. 4 in the 300 block of 8th Street SE.

According to charges against the couple:

• Police found Scruggs and Jackson in the dead man's apartment. Scruggs said that he'd lived with Fonta about a month, and Jackson joined them about two weeks ago, but he had not seen Fonta since Feb. 2.

• Jackson told investigators that she, Scruggs and Fonta had smoked crack in the apartment and Fonta had started calling her "bitch." She said Scruggs got angry, punched Fonta several times and said, "She's my bitch, and I am the only one that can call her that."

• Jackson told police that Scruggs threw Fonta to the floor, kicked him and told Jackson that they'd have to put Fonta on "house arrest because if we let him go, we're going to jail."

• Jackson said her boyfriend grabbed a black strap, sat on Fonta and strangled him, then stabbed him in the neck with a knife or screwdriver until he was motionless.

• Jackson told police that they cleaned the apartment and Scruggs took the body outside.

• In the apartment, police found traces of blood, residue from bleach, a black cord and knives. A dumpster behind the apartment contained garbage bags with bloody sheets, braids of hair and Fonta's wallet.

Scruggs was in the Hennepin County jail on $2 million bail. Jackson's bail was set at $1 million.

Abby Simons • 612-673-4921

dango   tumma

OUR SOUTHERN CAMEROONS YOUTH DAY IS DIFFERENT AND NO WAY CONNECTED TO LA REP DU CAMEROUN YOUTH DAY, JUST AS THE BOXING DAY AND OTHER BRITISH COMMON WEALTH HOLIDAYS. OBSEREVED IN SOUTHERN CAMEROONS, THE YOUTH DAY OF CAMEROUN TODAY IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF AHIJO FRENCH CAMEROUN MISSION OF ERASING SOUTHERN CAMEROONS HISTORY AND DENIAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTHERN CAMEROONS AS A HISTORIC REALITY. THE NAME OF VICTORIA , AHIJO CHANGE IT TO LIMBE.
THE 11 FEB IS THE PLESBISCITE DAY, THE DAY SOUTHERN CAMEROONIANS ONLY VOTED TO GAIN THEIR INDEPENDENCE.
WHICH WAS ACHIEVED OCT 1, 1961, THEN THE FEDERAL UNION WITH LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN AS A SEPERATE STATE OF EQUAL STATUS.

CHIRCUILL EWUMBE IS THE NEW ANGLOPHONE
CAMEROUNAIS, WHO ARE DIFFERENT FROM SOUTHERN CAMEROONS PATRIOTS.
SHAME THAT A MERE 50 YEARS HISTORY, SOME PEOPLE WILL TURN AND WIND IT LEFT AND RIGHT, EVEN AS FACTS ARE HERE CLEAN CUT.

Alhaji Ndawara

dango tuma, please, could you help tell us the difference of cameroon's youth day today with what churchill just said? secondly, was it Ahidjo or Biya who changed Victoria to Limbe?

Hope you could throw more light.

A y

thanks so very much mr che for inlightining fello southern cameroonians u will live long to serve your beloved counttry southerns cameroons

njiwung mathew

so good i think i have learned one or two things

Leslie A. Fogwe

Dear Mr. Monono, i just found that it were are celebrating the 47 youth day this 2013. but the youth day was established on the 11 of february 1961, which should have made it the 52 this year. my question is what happened during those 5 years of history. why is it not mention and why did we celebrate it only 5 years later. My curiosity is my passion,not ulterior motive.

CLEMENTIN NGUM

WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CELEBRATION OF THE RE-UNIFICATION DAY IN CAMEROON?

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