House on Fire
On April 30, 2012, Kathleen Ponsness and her husband Kenneth Ponsness were found dead in the aftermath of a house fire. Investigators have found that Kathleen Ponsness was strangled prior to the house fire. The case has been ruled a murder-suicide. The couple is survived by their two adult children. February 26, 2011 Cynthia Hickman was beaten and killed. Her estranged husband, Henry Hickman, is charged with second-degree murder and attempted second- degree murder for setting fire and leaving their minor sons in the house. January 25, 2009 Adam Williams lured Brittany Givens-Copeland to his Burnsville apartment and then ambushed her at the door. He strangled her with neckties. Afterward he committed suicide by setting fire to his apartment. As reported by MWCB Minnesota Femicide Reports.