The countdown: Top local news stories of 2013 (No. 20-11)Published 9:20am Monday, December 30, 2013
This is a countdown of the top 20 local news stories of 2013, as voted on by Austin Daily Herald readers. Click on the numbers at the bottom of this post for the rest of stories 20 through 11, and look for 10-1 on Wednesday.
(19 TIE) Craig Seberson allegedly kills his father, Dennis Seberson, then dies after car chase with police in the first alleged murder in Austin in years
Austin residents and motorists knew something terrible had happened early on Feb. 1 as investigators cordoned off a city block for nearly a full day in a busy school district.
Police and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigators cordoned off Fourth Avenue North to Fifth Place as they looked into 86-year-old Dennis Seberson’s death, who was reportedly murdered by his 46-year-old son, Craig Seberson, and left in the front yard. Police found Dennis at about 3 a.m. Craig died near Waseca at 4:03 a.m. after a police chase reached speeds of 130 mph, and Craig’s vehicle rolled into a ditch and ejected him, according to the BCA. Reports stated Dennis died of blunt-force trauma to the head.
The matter was an open-and-shut case in Mower County Court.