(St. James, MN)  --  Prosecutors are seeking a first-degree murder indictment against a St. James man accused of fatally shooting his wife and stepdaughter.  Fifty-nine-year-old Scott Engelbrecht is currently facing second-degree murder charges in the June killings of 67-year-old Joyce Engelbrecht and 43-year-old Rachel Linder.  A Watonwan County grand jury will be convened next week (Wednesday) to decide whether to upgrade the charges.  The defense team is awaiting a ruling to determine if Engelbrecht is competent to stand trial.  The complaint says Engelbrecht shot his wife in the head during an argument and then chased his stepdaughter and shot her multiple times.

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