First Degree Murder

South St. Paul Man Now Faces 1st-Degree Murder In Woman's Stabbing Death A 58-year-old South St. Paul man now faces both first- and second-degree murder charges in the stabbing death of a 45-year-old woman last Friday, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
Trial To Begin For New Brighton Man Accused Of Killing NeighborThe trial of a New Brighton man charged with killing his neighbor is expected to start. Neal Zumberge, 58, is charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder. Police say he shot and killed Todd Stevens and injured Jennifer Damerow-Cleven last May.
Barway Collins' Father Gets 40 Years In Prison In Son's Death A Twin Cities man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his 10-year-old son, whose body was found back in March in the Mississippi River.
Andover Man Convicted Of Murder In Burning Death Of RoommateA 30-year-old Andover man was convicted of four counts of first-degree murder Thursday in the June 2014 burning death of his 55-year-old roommate at their Anoka County residence. A jury spent about two hours deliberating Thursday before Adam John Lilienthal was found guilty in the death of Scott David Yorek.
Man Gets 30 Years In Child's 2013 MurderA Hopkins man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges in the 2013 death of a 4-year-old child. According to the complaint, Burnsville Police and paramedics responded to the 30 block of Horizon Heights on June 11, 2013 on a call of toddler with a medical problem.
Barway Collins' Father Now Faces 1st Degree Murder ChargesA grand jury has indicted Barway Collins' father on first-degree premeditated murder charges in the 10-year-old boy's death, according to court documents. Collins vanished from Crystal one day after school in April, only to later be found dead in the Mississippi River.
Court Hearing Held For Man Accused Of Killing U Of M StudentThe man accused of killing University of Minnesota student Anarae Schunk is scheduled to have a court hearing Friday. Shavelle Chavez-Nelson faces first-degree murder charges for the death of Schunk.
Jury To Get Case Monday In Brian Fitch Sr. Murder TrialThere was a rapid end to the Brian Fitch Sr. murder trial in St. Cloud on Thursday. The state wrapped up its case, and then the defense quickly rested without calling anyone to the stand.
Both Sides Rest In Trial For Accused Cop KillerBoth sides have rested their case in the trial of a man accused of shooting and killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick last July during a traffic stop. The defense for Brian Fitch Sr. rested on Thursday without calling any witnesses, including their defendant.
Prosecution Wrapping Up Case Against Accused Cop KillerProsecutors are closing in on the end of their case against the man accused of killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick last July during a traffic stop.
Accused Cop Killer Made 25 Calls Day Of Officer's MurderForensic scientists took the stand Tuesday at the Brian Fitch Sr. murder trial in Stearns County Court, explaining how they found and protected evidence linked to the crime. This is day four of the trial for Fitch, who is accused of killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick on July 30, 2014.
Officers Give Chilling Details Of Shootout With Accused Cop KillerMonday, jurors heard graphic testimony from several of the officers who exchanged gunfire with Brian Fitch Sr., the man accused of shooting Officer Scott Patrick to death last July.