First-degree murder added in Nina’s shooting case

A first-degree murder charge has been added to the case against the defendant in a Sept. 22 fatal shooting outside a Burnsville bar.nelson conrade

A Dakota County grand jury on Thursday indicted Anthony Lee Nelson, 31, on first- and second-degree murder charges, County Attorney James Backstrom announced.

Nelson, aka Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson, has already been charged with second-degree intentional murder. The grand jury added the charge of first-degree premeditated murder.

Nelson is a suspect in the murder of 20-year-old Anarae Schunk of Burnsville, who was seen with Nelson Sept. 22 on surveillance video at Nina’s Grill, where the fatal shooting occurred.

Charges have yet to be filed in Schunk’s murder. Rosemount police have said they’re forthcoming.

Police say that Schunk, Nelson’s ex-boyfriend, left Nina’s after the shooting with Nelson and his current girlfriend, Ashley Marie Conrade, 24. They returned to her townhouse in Rosemount, the city where Schunk was killed, Rosemount police say.

Her body was found eight days later in a rural Rice County ditch.

Nelson allegedly shot 23-year-old Palagor Obang Jobi, 23, of Savage, outside Nina’s after an altercation between the two men shortly before the 2 a.m. closing time.

Conrade has been charged with aiding an offender, a felony, for allegedly harboring Nelson after the Jobi murder.

“Our deepest sympathy is extended to the victim’s family and friends of Palagor Jobi for their great loss,” Backstrom said in a news release Thursday.

Eleven witnesses, including four Burnsville police officers, testified before the grand jury, according to the indictment.  The grand jury’s first- and second-degree murder charges supersede the previous second-degree murder charge alleged in a criminal complaint, Backstrom said.