America Thayer vigil

Candles and flowers rest on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Spencer Street where Shakopee woman America Thayer was found dead the afternoon of July 28 by police.

A criminal complaint filed July 30 details the circumstances surrounding the alleged gruesome murder of a Shakopee woman at a busy residential intersection last week.

Alexis Saborit, 42, was charged in Scott County District Court with second-degree murder in the death of his long-time girlfriend, 55-year-old America Thayer.