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Man Gets 18 Years In Seward Market Shooting Deaths

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man who pleaded guilty in the January, 2010 triple murder at a Minneapolis market was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday.

Ahmed Shire Ali pleaded guilty back on April 20 to three counts of first-degree attempted robbery in connection with the incident, which happened on Jan. 6, 2010.

According to court records, Ali and another man entered the Seward Market on East Franklin Avenue that day for an attempted robbery. When authorities arrived to the scene, they found three people who had been shot to death. The victims were later identified as 28-year-old Osman Jama Elmi, 30-year-old Mohamed Abdi Warfa and 31-year-old Anwar Salah Mohammed.

The three were the owner of the market, the owner’s cousin and another store employee.

Mahdi Ali received consecutive life sentences On Oct. 31 after he was found guilty by a jury in the murders.

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