Life In Prison
Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting case reached a decision Friday on whether James Holmes should be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty. They deliberated for about six and a half hours over two days. The sentence will be announced at 5 p.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a Minnesota man convicted of raping and killing a teenage girl when he was 17. That means Tony Roman Nose will continue to serve his sentence of life in prison, without the possibility of release.
An 18-year-old Willmar man has been sentenced for his involvement in the murder and robbery plot of his grandmother. On Wednesday morning, Robert Inocencio Warwick pleaded guilty to first-degree murder while committing a felony and was sentenced to life in prison. Another charge, first-degree premeditated murder, was dismissed.
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of release for a man who was two months shy of his 18th birthday when prosecutors say he raped and killed a teenage girl, stabbing her 29 times with a screwdriver.
A 19-year-old homeless man was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted Thursday of first-degree murder for killing a man with a sword in north Minneapolis and setting his house on fire.
A 49-year-old Moorhead, Minn., man has been sentenced in North Dakota to life in prison on a federal charge of conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
A St. Paul man accused of using an AK-47 assault rifle to gun down another man in a dispute over a cell phone has been sentenced to life in prison.
The Des Moines Register reports that 18-year-old Michael Swanson will receive Iowa’s mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole Thursday in Webster County.