Man accused in 1983 killings says he's remorseful

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MARSHALL, Minn. - A man convicted of killing two bankers in 1983 along with his father on a southwestern Minnesota farm says he has a lot of remorse.

Steven Anderson, who changed his name from Steven Jenkins, was barely 18 when he when was convicted of shooting Rudy Blythe and Deems "Toby" Thulin.

Sunday marks the 30th anniversary of their deaths.

For many, the killings became symbols of the farm crisis of the 1980s. His father James Jenkins lost the Ruthton farm to foreclosure. He committed suicide three days later.

Now 48, Anderson tells the Marshall Independent he'll never forget how he destroyed two families.

Anderson is expected to be released in about two years after being put on a path toward parole by the Minnesota Commissioner of Corrections in March.

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