3 Years After Murder, Family Memorializes Son With 'Colton's Law'Colton Gleason, 20, died a day after he was punched in the head in an alley in St. Cloud. The teen who threw the fatal blow, Jesse Smithers, had just been released from juvenile detention and had not been fitted with his GPS monitoring device.
Teen Gets 10 Years For Fatal PunchAfter 17 months of waiting, a family finally learned how much time the man who killed their son will be in prison. A Stearns County judge sentenced 18-year-old Jesse Smithers to 10 years on Thursday. Smithers admitted to delivering the deadly punch in a St. Cloud alley almost a year and a half ago. On Sept. 21, 2012, Colton Gleason was walking with friends when a car pulled up, and Smithers got out and punched him. Colton died after falling and hitting his head.
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.