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First-degree murder charges in Lake Park death case

An arrest has been made in connection with the death of a Lake Park woman on Dec. 22, 2020.

Allison Marie Decker, 26, was arrested this past Monday in Woodbury County in connection with the death of Angel Bastman of Lake Park. Bastman who found dead in the basement of her residence at 104 Maple Ave. in Lake Park.

Decker has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held in the Dickinson County Jail on a $1 million bond.

According to a criminal complaint, Dr. Kelly Kruse of the State Medical Examiner's Office determined Bastman's cause of death was homicide. The complaint adds that both cell phone technology and eyewitnesses placed Decker at Bastman's residence from approximately 10 a.m. Dec. 21, 2020 until about 5 a.m. the following morning,

In the days following Bastman's murder, the complaint adds, Decker was allegedly found in Sioux City in possession of property belonging to Bastman and her family members. She had also allegedly made statements she had been involved in Bastman's death.

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