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Couture was arrested at his Cloquet home June 15, 2012, after two unidentified witnesses told investigators that he had admitted killing Trina Langenbrunner, a 33-year-old mother of three, in 2000.

Cloquet man admits to 2000 murder

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It took him nearly 13 years to admit it, but before a full St. Louis County courtroom, Joseph John Couture testified today that he beat and stabbed Trina Louise Langenbrunner to death on Sept. 3, 2000.


Couture, 42, of Cloquet pleaded guilty to intentional second-degree murder, first-degree aiding and abetting aggravated witness tampering, and aiding and abetting first-degree arson.

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