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Worthington man pleads not guilty in murder case

WORTHINGTON - A Worthington man pleaded "not guilty" Wednesday afternoon to second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing another city man in an apparent fight over money this past summer.

WORTHINGTON - A Worthington man pleaded “not guilty” Wednesday afternoon to second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing another city man in an apparent fight over money this past summer.

Chim LoVan was arraigned on charges stemming from a June 19 incident when he was accused of stabbing 19-year-old Blue Thyboualoy, who later died from his injuries.

Court documents state that during the alleged attack, Thyboualoy was stabbed twice, once in the abdomen and once in the arm, in an altercation over money. Thyboualoy administered first aid to himself following the attack but did not seek professional medical help until the following evening. He later died during surgery on his abdominal wound. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner determined the cause of Thyboualoy’s death as multiple stab wounds.

LoVan has requested a jury trial that is tentatively scheduled for January 2016.

LoVan is currently being held in the Nobles County Jail on a $1 million bond with conditions.

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If convicted, LoVan faces a maximum sentence of 50 years in jail and a $20,000 fine.

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