mahdi hassan ali Triple Homicide Suspect To Be Tried As Adult

A judge says the teen accused of killing three people in a Minneapolis market was at least 16 at the time of the shootings and should be tried as an adult.

In an 11-page ruling Monday, Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill says Mahdi Hassan Ali’s exact birthdate is unknown, but the preponderance of evidence shows he had reached his 16th birthday before the Jan. 6 killings at Seward Market & Halal Meats.

His listed birthdate of Jan. 1, 1993, would have made him 17.

Ali’s attorney had claimed his Somali-born client was only 15 at the time, and that his birth records were fabricated to get him out of a refugee camp.

Prosecutors say Ali was the gunman during the botched robbery. His co-defendant has pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated robbery and has promised to cooperate.


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