Police blame Maple Grove death on synthetic pot


MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP) — Police in Maple Grove have concluded a man's death was not a suicide, but an accident brought on by synthetic marijuana.

Officers found 22-year-old Alex Winterhalter bleeding from a gunshot wound to the head in April. After a four-month investigation, a recent police report calls his death an accident resulting from an altered state of mind caused by chemicals.

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