Minnesota Man Fatally Shot Coworker He Suspected Was Having Affair With His Wife After She Tried To End Their Marriage: Cops

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Source: Wright County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Aug. 8 2023, Published 10:06 a.m. ET

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A Minnesota man was arrested after he murdered a coworker he believed was having an affair with his wife, authorities said.

Shortly after noon on March 20, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office and the Howard Lake Police Departmet responded to the report of a shooting at Dura Supreme, a custom cabinetry maker, KSTP reported.

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Officers found Adrian Medina, 20, dead in the driver’s seat of a truck in the business’ parking lot, court records obtained by the station state.

Investigators identified 23-year-old Kevin Zelaya Asencio as a suspect in the case and charged him with second-degree murder, law enforcement officials said.

According to KNSI, a criminal complaint show both men worked at Dura Supreme together and Asencio allegedly suspected his wife, who also worked at the business, and their colleague, Medina, were involved in a relationship.


The day of the shooting, the complaint states Asencio left work around 10 a.m. after his wife told him she wanted a divorce.

He then returned armed with an AR-15 and laid in wait for his wife and Medina to exit the building and go into the parking lot during a lunch break, police said.

As the two ate together in Medina’s truck, Asencio is accused of entering the vehicle, ordering Medina to exit and then shooting the man in the head after he refused.

Asencio was later taken into custody in Waverly without incident.

He was recently indicted by a jury in Wright County on charges of first-degree premeditated murder and second-degree intentional murder, KRWC reported.

He faces up to 40 years behind bars if convicted of the current charge against him, according to KNSI.


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