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Daniel Schlienz has passed away at Essentia Health St. Mary's in Duluth. According to representatives at the St. Louis County Sheriff, Schlienz died early this morning.

Schlienz was accused of shooting Cook County Attorney, Tim Scannell and Greg Thompson on December 15th after being found guilty of criminal sexual conduct.

There is a news conference planned for later today with more details.