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Man Convicted, Sentenced To 30 Years In St. Paul Murder

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – A 20-year-old man was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday in connection with the murder of a St. Paul man last September.

Aaron Joseph Morrow was convicted of two counts of attempted murder by a Ramsey County jury on Thursday and was sentenced to consecutive 15-year terms in prison. The incident happened in the early-morning hours of Sept. 26, 2010.

According to court documents, St. Paul Police responded to a report of several shots being fired on Oakley Avenue between West Lynnhurst Avenue and Prior Avenue at about 3:30 a.m. When authorities arrived, they found the body of a man in the street who had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene. Another man had been shot in the leg but suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police said a party in the area was going on and an argument there led up to the shootings.

Morrow and Randolph White were both arrested later that day on the 600 block of Armstrong Avenue. Morrow was charged on Sept. 28, 2010, and pleaded not guilty to felony counts of second-degree murder with intent.

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