67° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy

Man accused of killing fiancée was released on lowered bail

Published On: Jan 23 2013 09:08:23 AM CST



Prosecutors in northwestern Wisconsin say a man with a violent criminal history was freed from the Polk County Jail on a reduced bail and two weeks later brutally killed his fiancee.

Medical personnel and police testified during a preliminary hearing Tuesday about the extensive injuries to 47-year-old Kari Roberts. Her body was found in her Milltown apartment Dec. 1. A criminal complaint stated 45-year-old Scott Youngmark stabbed Roberts in the hips and thighs, fractured bones in her face and caused other sharp force injuries.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported 15 days before Roberts was found slain, a judge lowered Youngmark's bond for bail jumping from $10,000 to $500. Court records show Roberts' violent behavior includes a long list of convictions in Minnesota dating back to 1986.

  • Nobel logo shadow

    Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

    2015 Nobel Prize winners

    Winners will be announced all week for the Nobel Prize for achievements in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Economics and Peace. Here are some of the winners that have been announced.

  • FIFA teaser

    Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

    FIFA corruption scandal: What you need to know

    With FIFA's ethics committee on Wednesday recommending a 90-day suspension for president Sepp Blatter, take a look at the corruption charges lobbed at the embattled soccer organization so far.

  • Life ring from El Faro found


    Timeline: El Faro sinking

    The captain of the missing container ship El Faro is capable and experienced, a friend says, and likely believed he had a good plan to avoid Hurricane Joaquin in the Atlantic when he and 32 other crew members departed Florida for Puerto Rico last week. Take a look at details of El Faro's sinking.