Minneapolis man murders wife for not having enough sex, dumps body in garage and shoots 2 sisters next door
Jason Michael Mesich is currently facing three 2nd-degree murder charges for the death of his wife, and for the shooting of the two sisters, one of whom is 12 years old
BLOOMINGTON, MINNEAPOLIS: A man has been arrested after he fatally shot his wife and then dumped her body in the garage. After killing his wife, the man proceeded to open fire on his neighbors injuring two sisters, one of whom was protecting her 18-month-old niece.
Jason Michael Mesich, 48, is currently facing three second-degree murder charges for the death of his wife, and for the shooting of two sisters, one of whom is 12 years old. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office revealed that officers were called to a home located in 8300 block of 15th Avenue on Sunday, August 30 at around 11 pm after reports of gunshots being fired with possible victims.
When they arrived at the scene, they could hear gunshots being fired inside the home. When the officers entered the home's detached garage, they found the body of Angela Lynn Mesich, 47 who had been shot many times in the neck and upper torso, CBS Minnesota reports. The authorities were able to enter the house post a brief standoff and found Mesich in the basement, continuing to throw things and firing his gun. He later surrendered after reportedly firing at least 40 shots during his standoff with the police. They later learned that Mesich had been arguing with his wife about not having enough sex.
The police were also made aware that Mesich had opened fire on his neighbors -- Canisha, 29, and Makayla Saulter, 12 -- who had been loading up a U-Haul van with other members of their family. Makayla had been holding Canisha's 18-month-old daughter, Daily Mail reports.
She protected the baby and shielded her from the fire but was shot in the head. She is currently in hospital and is in a critical condition. Canisha had been shot many times from the waist down and is in the hospital in a serious but stable condition.
The sisters' family members rushed them to a hospital and called the cops on Mesich. When asked by authorities as to why he shot the girls who lived next door, he responded saying that he "hates all children" and that they "weren't good neighbors."
The family said that Makayla is a "hero" for protecting her niece, Winter, from the bullets. The family has started a GoFundMe campaign to help with all the medical expenses. The page reads that Makayla "was shot somewhere in the back of the head. During a CT Scan they found her skull had been fractured, and have removed a piece of her skull to allow room for it to swell."
"She is currently on a respirator, with a tube near her forehead to allow the blood to drain. It is unknown how long she will be in the hospital or if she will ever fully recover. The doctors predict she will have a long road to recovery. She will be in the hospital for at least 2-3 months with the piece of her skull removed, then even longer once it is put back in place, then she will be going to Gillette Children's Hospital after that."