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Roger Allen Beldo, 54, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of Intentional Second-Degree Murder for intentionally causing the death of Clifford and Christine Johnson at their Babbitt, Minnesota residence on October 28, 2023.

Following the murders, Beldo traveled to Duluth, where he ultimately placed multiple emergency calls requesting help because he had done some “really bad things” and wanted to go to jail. Beldo was arrested and ultimately confessed to murdering both victims.

Prior to the murders, Beldo had lived with the Johnsons at their residence.

“While a guilty plea is an essential step towards legal closure and accountability, we recognize that it will not mitigate the emotional pain or lessen the sense of loss experienced by the loved ones of Clifford and Christine Johnson. Our thoughts go out to them,” said St. Louis County Attorney Kim Maki.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant County Attorneys Amber Pederson and Aaron Welch. Sentencing is scheduled for August 5, 2024, at 2:30 p.m.