Teen Accused Of Fatal Punch Changes Plea To 2nd-Degree MurderAn 18-year-old Sauk Rapids man accused of a deadly assault has changed his originally plea of not guilty to 2nd-degree murder in a Stearns County court Friday morning. According to the Stearns County Attorney’s office, Jesse Smithers amended his plea to 2nd-degree unintentional murder. In Sept. 2012, Smithers was riding in a car driving down a St. Cloud alley when he asked the driver to stop. He got out of the vehicle and approached three men nearby, including Colton Gleason. Smithers punched Gleason with a closed fist. He later died at St. Cloud Hospital from his injuries. Smithers was 17 at the time of the crime, and was charged as an adult.
Police: No Leads In St. Cloud Punching DeathSt. Cloud Police are still asking for the public's help in locating the person who punched a 20-year-old Greenfield man, causing his death.
St. Cloud Man Dies After Injuries From PunchA 20-year-old St. Cloud man has died from injuries sustained after being punched by an unknown attacker.