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LeBeau's Girlfriend: Business Partner Arrested In Murder Plot

December 4, 2013, 6:00 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

LeBeau's Girlfriend: Business Partner Arrested In Murder Plot
Jason and Jordan LeBeau


Two Watertown High School students are expected to appear in court in Sioux Falls Thursday for murdering 20-year-old Jordan LeBeau on Monday.

Brian David Anderson, 18, and Trevor Kruthoff, 17, are charged with First Degree Murder, Attempted Murder, and First Degree Robbery.
Court documents filed Wednesday say Anderson and Kruthoff broke into LeBeau's North Alaska Avenue home on Monday because they heard Jordan LeBeau had $100,000 inside. Investigators believe LeBeau's business partner, 20-year-old Kevin Rice, recruited the teens to carry out the robbery.

Police believe drugs were involved in the case and they did find a large amount of cash and marijuana inside the home.

Police were called to the home by LeBeau's father, 48-year-old Jason LeBeau, after he walked into the basement to find Anderson and Kruthoff beating his son.

Court documents say Jason LeBeau punched both of the teens in the face and that's when investigators say Anderson told Kruthoff to shoot both Jason and Jordan. Kruthoff hit Jason in the right arm and then shot and killed Jordan.

Documents go on to say during a police interview in Watertown Tuesday Kruthoff admitted to his mother and a detective that he shot LeBeau. He said he went with Anderson to the house because they heard LeBeau had money.

Investigators believe Rice, who appeared in court Wednesday in connection with the murder, recruited the teens.

LeBeau's girlfriend Fayth Rassmussen told KELOLAND News Wednesday afternoon she and Jordan were business partners with Rice at Auto Trend, an auto restoration shop in Dell Rapids.

She says her boyfriend loved cars and she's shocked Rice is accused of plotting the robbery.

Rassmussen describes Jordan as a 'nice guy who loved his family.'

Watertown High School Principal Michael Butts wouldn't comment on the status of the students but said everyone is saddened by recent events.

Anderson and Kruthoff face life in prison if convicted on the murder charges.

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