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Red Lake woman charged with murder

RED LAKE -- A Red Lake woman has been charged with murder in federal court.

Alison Ann Brown, 25, allegedly stabbed Bryan James Lussier, 51, multiple times at his home before he was pronounced dead at Red Lake Hospital earlier this month, according to a press released from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minneapolis.

Witnesses told police that Brown stabbed Lussier with a kitchen knife after an argument and then fled on foot.

According to the press release, Brown was charged with one count of murder on July 11. She made her first appearance in federal court last week.

Brown faces a potential maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted. The case was investigated by the Red Lake Tribal Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Clifford B. Wardlaw.

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