Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty to 2nd Degree Murder of Rose Downwind, Dennis Banks’ Granddauther
Killer tells court he “snapped”
Published April 18, 2016
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA – Marchello Cimmarusti, 40, plead guilty on Monday, April 18, 2016, to 2nd degree murder in the death of Rose Downwind in a district court in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Downwind was the granddaughter of Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement. Downwind was the daughter of Darla Banks, the daughter of Dennis Banks.
Cimmarusti is the father of three of Downwind’s children. Downwind was in an abusive relationship with Cimmarusti, who said in court today he “snapped” on the night he killed Downwind on October 20, 2015.