Man who killed, dismembered Moorhead woman gets 30 year sentence

Moorhead Murder
Ethan Broad

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – A Moorhead man has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for the murder and dismemberment of Dystynee Avery.

Twenty-eight-year-old Ethan Broad pleaded guilty in April, 2020.  The 19-year-old Avery was living with Broad in a south Moorhead apartment when they got into an argument.

Broad struck Avery on the head with a pipe and slashed her throat.  Broad then cut up her body in his garage and dumped the body parts in a dumpster.

Police later recovered the remains from the clay county landfill.