Hennepin County Attorney’s Office

Girl Honored For Testifying Against Father's AttackerAn 11-year-old girl became the youngest recipient of a Community Leadership Award from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office Friday.
Hennepin Co. Attorney: 4 Arrested, 3 Child Care Centers Charged In Fraud CaseFour people have been taken into custody and three child care centers face charges in connection to the fraudulent billing of the Child Care Assistance Program, which is likely to surpass $1 million, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Burnsville Man Charged With Murder In Fourth Of July ShootingA Burnsville man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a teen over the Fourth of July holiday. Dejon Frazier, 18, has been charged with second-degree murder and attempted second degree murder.
Minneapolis Teen Charged As Adult In Beating Death Of ToddlerThe teenager who admitted to stomping and kicking his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter, killing her, will now stand trial as an adult. Eighteen-year-old Cody Feran-Baum was 17 when he was accused in the beating death of Sophia O'Neill. He was babysitting O'Neill in June at his grandparents' Minneapolis home while his girlfriend was away. The toddler died while in his care.
Woman, 24, Found Guilty Of Running Over Another Woman In Mpls. Parking Lot Officials say a 24-year-old woman was found guilty of criminal vehicular operation for running over another woman last year in a downtown Minneapolis parking lot.
Woman, 53, Charged With Stealing $700K From EmployerA St. Bonifacius woman charged with stealing more than a half a million dollars from her employer is expected to make her first court appearance next week. Karen Jane Breyette, 53, has been charged with seven counts of theft by swindle over $35,000.
Klobuchar Adds Personal Touch To Political Profile In MemoirU.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is burnishing her political profile with personal touches in a new memoir. The book is called "The Senator Next Door" and is set to go on sale Aug. 25. The two-term Minnesota senator tells stories of childhood trips from her home in Plymouth all the way to the Hennepin County Attorney's office and Washington.
Man Sentenced For Killing Good Samaritan At July 4th PartyA Brooklyn Center man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 14 years in prison for the murder of a Good Samaritan at a Minneapolis Fourth of July party. Joseph Lee Smith, 25, was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder in the 2014 death of 28-year-old Cabrie Young, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Deputy Sues Henn. Co. Sheriff For Retaliation After Questioning MoraleA deputy is suing the Hennepin County Sheriff, claiming his K-9 was taken away after he questioned department morale. The exchange was caught on camera at a union meeting last summer when Sheriff Rich Stanek was seeking re-election.
Gang Member Charged With Murders Of Innocent Bystanders In Mpls. ShootingA Bloomington man faces eight criminal charges in connection to the gang-related shooting deaths of two men in a Minneapolis park in July. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office says 23-year-old Antonio Frasion Jenkins Jr., who goes by the nickname "Popeye," fatally shot 24-year-old Abdirahman Jined and 20-year-old Jorge Zavaleta-Martinez in the Peace Garden section of Peavey Park on the night of July 25.
Brooklyn Park Reaches $2.85M Settlement With Man Shot By OfficerThe City of Brooklyn Park has reached a settlement with a man shot last year by a city police officer. The city agreed to pay 23-year-old Shoua Yang $2.85 million. According to the lawsuit, Yang and some friends went to a Valentine's Day Party when a fight broke out.
Minneapolis Man Charged In Pedal Pub CrashA Minneapolis man faces six counts of criminal vehicular operation after he drove into the back of a Pedal Pub Wednesday night -- injuring several riders. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office says Mershon Leroy Corbett, 35, crashed his Chevrolet Monte Carlo into the back of a Pedal Pub on the Hennepin Avenue Bridge