The Windom man who failed to show up for his trial in Cottonwood County remains at large and is now a convicted murderer. Ralph Apmann, 58, was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder by a jury Tuesday afternoon.
Apmann remains at large, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension continues to search for him. He is believed to be armed with a handgun and an AR-15 rifle, and he may be in the Twin Cities area. He is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 230 pounds, with hazel eyes and gray or balding hair.
Apmann posted bail after he was charged in August 2021 in the death of Juan Morales-Rivera, who was found unresponsive at the Phat Pheasant Pub in Windom, and later died at a hospital.