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Parents Of At-Risk Teens Weren’t Warned After Sex Assault

The mother of a teenager who says she was sexually assaulted says her daughter’s attack should have been prevented. Ashanti Lymon is charged with criminal sexual conduct in her case, and in another one. WCCO investigated and discovered Lymon previously pleaded guilty in a similar case, but was allowed to stay in a program for at-risk teens. WCCO’s Jennifer Mayerle investigates why parents of kids in the program weren’t warned.

05/06/2015

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Brooklyn Center Man Convicted In Gang-Related Shooting Outside Target Field

A jury found a Brooklyn Center man guilty of two counts of attempted murder for a gang-related shooting incident outside Target Field last April.

02/23/2015

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Hennepin County Attorney: Billy Glaze Should Not Get A New Trial

The Hennepin County Attorney said Friday that a man convicted of a serial killings in the 1980s should not receive a new trial. Billy Richard Glaze, 70, was convicted of killing three Native American women in 1986 and 1987.

10/31/2014

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Electrical Company Accused Of Illegally Pocketing Over $250K

Two electrical companies face criminal charges for illegally pocketing more than a quarter million dollars.

09/29/2014

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Man, 24, Charged In Connection With N. Mpls. Shooting

A Minneapolis man has been charged with second degree murder and attempted second degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting in north Minneapolis that occurred over Fourth of July weekend, according to Hennepin County Attorney Michael O. Freeman. Marco Anthony Gresham, 24, was charged with one count second degree murder in the death of Francesca Desandre and one count of attempted second degree murder in the shooting of another woman.

07/10/2014

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DNA Helps Crack 1998 Mpls. Double Murder Case

When 18-year-old Carrie Richter and 20-year-old Dustin Baity didn’t show up for a gathering on Christmas Day 1998, their families grew suspicious. The couple was later found strangled and stabbed in the northeast Minneapolis apartment they shared. “Homicides are never over and DNA is the great tool of investigators and prosecutors,” said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

07/09/2014

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Officials Reviewing Claim That Billy Glaze Was Wrongfully Committed

The Hennepin County Attorney was reviewing new evidence Wednesday that could clear a man convicted of serial killings in the 1980s. The Innocence Project filed court papers Tuesday, attempting to free 70-year-old Billy Glaze. He was convicted of killing three Native American women in 1986 and 1987.

06/04/2014

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Woman, 23, Charged In Pond Crash That Killed 2 Children

A mother who crashed into a St. Louis Park retention pond with a car full of children is now facing jail time. Marian Guerrido was driving with her three kids and two of her boyfriend’s children last November when she lost control, submerging the car.

05/06/2014

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Mpls. Nurse Allegedly Stole, Tampered With Medication

A Burnsville, Minn. man was charged with tampering with and stealing medications from a nursing home where he was working in Minneapolis on Wednesday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said. Daniel Thomas, 56, was charged with two counts of theft and two counts of adulterating a substance.

04/25/2014

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‘Different From Player To Player’: Frazier On Dealing With Vikings In Trouble

For the second time this month another member of the Minnesota Vikings is in trouble with the law. This time the player, cornerback A.J. Jefferson, was released from the team.

11/25/2013

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06/27/2013

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Dad Whose Son Accidentally Shot, Killed Brother Gets Probation

The Minneapolis father who was found guilty of manslaughter and child endangerment after his son accidentally shot and killed his brother has been sentenced to serve 10 years’ probation.

06/27/2013

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Father Found Guilty After Son Accidentally Shot, Killed Brother

A Minneapolis father whose 4-year-old son found a gun in the home and accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old brother with it has been found guilty on four criminal counts, including manslaughter and child endangerment.

05/31/2013

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Father Of Drowned Baby Makes 1st Court Appearance

Jonathan Markle turned himself in to authorities to face possible legal punishment. But according to Markle’s attorney, Joe Friedberg, the felony charge of criminal vehicular homicide pales in comparison to the regrets and guilt he’s already feeling.

02/08/2013

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Father Of 2-Year-Old Shot By Brother Charged With Felonies

The father of a 2-year-old boy who was accidentally shot dead by his brother now faces two felony charges in connection with the shooting.

12/27/2012

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Examiner: 2-Year-Old Boy Died After Shot To Chest

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has determined that the 2-year-old Minneapolis boy who was shot by his brother died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

12/12/2012

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Vigil Held For Child Killed By Handgun

A community came together Saturday to offer support to a family dealing with the loss of a child.

12/08/2012

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Hennepin Co. Attorney: 10 Charged In Major Witness Tampering Scheme

Ten people have been accused of bribing and intimidating witnesses to recant their testimony in a Minneapolis murder trial that sent three men to prison for life, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday.

10/29/2012

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Hennepin Co. Att’y Touts Clean Elections, Criticizes Voter ID

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman released a video called “Case Closed: Clean Elections in Hennepin County,” which touts clean elections and criticizes the voter ID amendment.

09/27/2012

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2 Teens Charged With Rogers Robbery

A teenage male and female, both 17 years old, were charged with one count each of aggravated robbery in the first degree by the Hennepin County Attorney.

08/17/2012

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No Charges After Baby’s Body Found Buried In Minn.

Hennepin County authorities say there’s not enough evidence to file charges following an investigation into a newborn baby whose body was found buried in the backyard of a Crystal couple.

05/05/2012

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No Charges In Armstrong High School Case

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office will not charge any of the students involved in the Oct. 6 alleged choking incident.

11/01/2011

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Dead Robbery Suspect’s Mom: ‘My Son Was The Victim’

The mother of a robbery suspect who was shot and killed says her son was the victim.

10/24/2011