MSU student charged with first degree murder

Joshua Jordi
Student allegedly fatally stabbed father over break

Gabe Hewitt

An MSU student was arrested on a charge of first degree murder on March 12 and is currently in the Blue Earth County Jail.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TIB), Joshua Jordi fatally stabbed his father Timothy Jordi on March 8. His body was found on the floor with multiple stab wounds by deputies in his Sparta, Tennessee home after he failed to show up to work. An autopsy ruled the cause of death as a homicide.

A joint investigation by special agents with the TIB, Tennessee’s White County Sheriff’s Department and the office of the 13th District Attorney General developed information that indicated Joshua Jordi was  responsible for his father’s death.

Jordi, 21, lived in Crawford Residence Hall. Authorities searched his dorm room and found a notebook that included a diagram of his father’s home. An extradition document stated that the notebook also contained a “list of assorted items commonly associated with the concealment of a crime” such as latex gloves, plastic bags and a change of clothing and shoes.

According to an MSU representative, Jordi enrolled at MSU in 2014 with a major in computer information technology and a minor in psychology.

Jordi is currently in the Blue Earth County Jail in Mankato awaiting extradition. His bond is set at $1.5 million.

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