A Minnesota man suspected of murdering his girlfriend with a bow and arrow, then hiding her body in a tent then were living, was found with a gunshot wound to the head by a man who had stopped by to pick him up for a job.
A Morgan, Minn., man who survived a self-inflicted gunshot wound is facing a charge that he killed his girlfriend with a bow and arrow earlier this summer at a makeshift campsite near Franklin.
Dwayne Alan Case, 29, was arrested Friday after it was determined he was medically stable to be discharged from the North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
Case is now in custody at the Renville County Jail in Olivia and is expected to make his first court appearance Monday in Renville County District Court on a charge of intentional second-degree murder in the death of Elizabeth M. Gregg, 45, of Morgan.
Case stole what sounds like a Mosin-Nagant, a common and powerful World War-era Soviet bolt-action rifle. He then apparently attempted to commit suicide with it by putting the barrel under his chin and pulling the trigger.
It appears that Case survived the .30-caliber bullet because his head was tilted back at an extreme angle.
The bullet entered the underside of his jaw, went through the roof of his mouth, through his right eye, and exited via the eye socket and orbital bone with comparatively minimal damage considering the relative power of the 7.62x54R cartridge.
The article doesn’t specify which Mosin-Nagant variant was used, but we’re going to suggest that it was a 1891/30, a 48.5″ rifle with a 29″ barrel, which could force someone attempting to use it in such a manner to tilt their head back at a radical angle.
However it happened, Case’s failed suicide attempt after the alleged murder ensures that he will face the rest of his life as the ugliest man in his cell block.