Two Arrested for Brutal Murder in Gaines County

David Redecop
David Redecop
Juan Klassen
Juan Klassen

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

GAINES COUNTY - Two people have been arrested for a brutal murder in Gaines County.

The Gaines County Sheriff's Office tells NewsWest9 that deputies discovered the body of 51-year-old Abram Remple Klassen Monday morning at a home north of Seminole. Klassen had been badly beaten.

Two men were arrested and charged with murder including 26-year-old Juan Klassen and 24-year-old David Redecop.

The Gaines County Sheriff's Office says the incident began at a Super Bowl Party Sunday evening. Juan Klassen and David Redecop took Abram Klassen to his home after the game and during the ride one of the men accused Abram Klassen of touching his girlfriend.

When they arrived at Abram Klassen's house the two men began beating him. They then put him in the bed of a pickup and took him to a nearby tank battery where they beat him more.

They then took Abram Klassen back to his home and put him in bed. Later that morning, Juan Klassen went to check on him and discovered he had died. Juan Klassen then called EMS.

Juan Klassen and David Redecop were arraigned before Justice of the Peace Tammy Clark on Tuesday morning.

They were arraigned on charges of murder and a $500,000 bond was set on each.