A Minneapolis woman was charged with second-degree murder on Monday, accused of killing a Thanksgiving guest apparently for smoking crack in her apartment without asking or offering to share.
Anenia Marie Hare, 47, called 911 four times on Thursday. When police arrived at her apartment in the 5700 block of 33rd Avenue S., they found Edward Caliph, 69, face down on the living room floor near a broken window. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
After she was arrested, Hare told police that she invited Caliph over for Thanksgiving dinner, but "before they started to eat, she looked over and saw the victim lighting up a crack pipe," according to the criminal complaint.
She said she got angry because he did not ask her permission and did not offer her any of the drug. Hare told police she tried to appear intimidating by standing in front of the apartment with an antenna in one hand and a butcher knife in the other and told him he couldn't leave.
Caliph allegedly yelled for neighbors to call 911, then broke out a window with a vacuum cleaner.
Hare told police that she then grabbed him around his shoulders and fell on top of him as he fought to get the knife out of her hand.
She said that after he was face down for awhile, "he started snoring."
"I just grabbed him by the front and he went down. To me it just felt like I put him in a sleeper hold or something," she told police.
An autopsy found Caliph's death was from homicidal violence.
Brandon Stahl • 612-673-4626