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Jeffrey Brooks

Osakis murder suspect pleads guilty

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Six months after an Osakis woman was murdered, the suspect has pleaded guilty.

Jeffrey Allan Brooks, of Alexandria, entered a guilty plea on November 18 for the murder of Diane Fortenberry.

He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, which carries a maximum sentence of 480 months.

Brooks will be sentenced in January 2012.

On May 20, Fortenberry stopped home after lunch and reportedly interrupted a burglary at her home in rural Osakis.

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