Charges continue to pile up against the man accused of attacking a Good Thunder metal artist last year, the latest related to incidents at the Blue Earth County Jail in May and June. Thirty year old Brandon Lee McMurtrey is set to stand trial on October 4th for the alleged hammer attack on artist Arnie Lillo in November 2021. Lillo later died in December.
Since going to jail, McMurtrey has been accused of spitting on and splashing urine on correctional officers, threatening to kill and officer’s family, using a wheelchair piece and walking boot as weapons and damaging a sprinkler head in his cell.
All but the spitting allegation, which reportedly occurred in early May and led to a felony charge in late May, stem from new felony charges filed against him on June 15th in Blue Earth County District Court.