The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday reversed a sexual misconduct conviction and ordered a new trial for a St. Paul priest accused of having sex with a woman who was seeking his spiritual advice. The 22-page ruling said the lower court made several errors during Christopher Wenthe’s trial. Wenthe was convicted in 2011 of third-degree criminal sexual conduct after a woman reported the sexual conduct.
The Belle Plaine police officer accused of driving under the influence in November 2012 while off-duty pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one gross misdemeanor count of DWI. Bryan Pasek’s second DWI charge and his speeding ticket for driving 96 mph in a 55 zone on Highway 169 at Park Boulevard were dismissed. Pasek had registered a 0.17 BAC at the time.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals denied the appeal from Amy Senser on her guilty verdict in the 2011 death of Anousone Panthavong. Senser was found guilty of criminal vehicular homicide.
Amy Senser’s appeal of her guilty verdict went before the Minnesota Court of Appeals Wednesday.
A jury has convicted a 48-year-old man in the violent near-fatal stabbing of a woman at a Minneapolis parking ramp last spring, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
A 28-year-old man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in connection to the Jan. 21 death of Stanley Curtis Rogers.
A town of Fond du Lac man’s felony conviction for shooting his neighbor’s dog Shakes with a high-powered pellet gun has been upheld.
Prosecutors in Hennepin County say the conviction of a gang leader ends the reign of the so-called “Beat Down Posse.”
The attorney for an ex-nurse found guilty of encouraging two depressed people to commit suicide is asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to overturn his conviction, saying his actions were constitutionally protected free speech.
The sentence for a man convicted of fatally shooting an acquaintance at a poker game in St. Cloud will stand.
A man sentenced to life in prison for stabbing another man to death after a fight in Fargo four years ago is trying a new route to get his conviction overturned.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has declined to review the conviction of a White Bear Lake man convicted of murdering his wife in 1999.
A former teacher and coach at Cretin-Derham Hall will have to register as a sex offender and pay a $300 fine after being convicted of having sex with a former student.
A Ramsey County jury has convicted a 36-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting drunk women for criminal sexual conduct.
A couple has been found guilty of defrauding Best Buy Corporation of more than $40 million.