HASTINGS, Minn. (WCCO) — A Burnsville man was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for killing a 22-year-old man at a Rosemount car wash.

Jonas Gerald Grice, 29, was sentenced to 306 months in prison by Judge Karen Asphaug. He was also ordered to pay restitution to the family of 22-year-old Anthony Hartman, who Grice shot to death on July 12, 2010.

According to the original criminal complaint, Grice got into an argument with Hartman’s friend.  When Hartman defended his friend, a shoving match followed and Grice allegedly shot Hartman, then paused and shot him two more times.

Judge Asphaug rejected Grice’s initial defense, claiming he was mentally ill at the time of the shooting and wasn’t capable of recognizing the nature of his actions.

Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom expressed his sympathy to the family of Hartman.

“This was a shocking crime which senselessly took a life of a young man with a bright future,” he said. “The defendant had a history of mental illness and violence in his past and should never have been carrying a weapon.”

Comments (9)
  1. Kevin says:

    25 years for a cold blooded murder? Oh how I bet the parents of the victim love the castarated liberal judicial system in MN. So he will be out in 10 years with good behavior………on and on …..and on…..and on……will his momma now get his EBT?

    1. Raoul Duke says:

      Kevin, for the love of God, it is spelled “castrated”. I like your stuff, but, come on, man, it weakens your credibility.

      1. jimmyp says:

        Kevin? credibility?, sounds like an oxymoron (or maybe just a plain moron) to me!

      2. Kevin says:

        No thanks…i like castarated…….It shows that I am a product of the Mpls school system…..its been castarated on here since day one…and will continue to be. I explained that a couple years ago on here….sorry you missed that rant..it was a classic…..

        1. Cheers Kev says:

          Ah Kevin blames the school system, what a toolbag, makes excuses for his lack of ability to excel in a poor scholl system. Your parents should be sentenced to 20 years for having you, but then again who knows who your daddy is even.

          1. The Infidel says:

            “…a poor scholl system.” Umm, yeah, Hello Pot, this is Kettle…

            1. Infinitenothing says:

              Hmm I spelled it fine earlier in the sentence, it’s called fast typing.

  2. rick perry says:

    Send him to Texas,we ain’t executed nobody in awhile!

  3. we says:

    What an oxygen thief!

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