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Armed robbers face murder charges after man died while being forced to help them open safe

By Mason White 1:23 PM July 19, 2017
Xavier Fleming, Nicholas Ivy and Christ Kneubuehl
Xavier Fleming, Nicholas Ivy and Christ Kneubuehl
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) Two armed robbers are being held on $1 million bail each after they caused a man to die.

25-year-old Xavier Fleming and Nicholas Ivy, 32, of Wisconsin, were armed when they barged into a fast-food restaurant at 3:00 a.m., and robbed the place.

56-year-old contractor Christ Kneubuehl was working at Culver’s restaurant with his crew at the time.

His employees told police that one of the robbers held Kneubuehl at gunpoint and demand that he help them break open a safe while the other man held the workers including the owner’s stepson at gunpoint. Sadly, during the heist, Kneubuehl collapsed and later died.

According to court documents, as soon as Kneubuehl collapsed, Fleming asked his partner to leave the restaurant. He allegedly asked Ivy to “stop being greedy” and leave because the man was unconscious.

However, Ivy refused and allegedly replied: “Dude it’s gonna have to wait. I’m getting this money.”

The duo made off with $4,300. They were arrested in connection with three armed robbers.

The charge of murder was added after the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office said that Kneubuehl’s heart attack was caused by stress.