Some of the most serious charges facing the Waseca teen accused of planning to bomb his school and kill his parents have been dismissed. According to court documents filed on Monday, a judge dismissed the four counts of premeditated murder facing 17-year-old John LaDue. The judge said that the state failed to show that the teen made substantial steps toward killing anyone.
Police in Mankato are looking for a man who is facing murder charges in a deadly synthetic drug case after he failed to show up for a court appearance on Friday.
A fight on a metro transit bus Thursday night led to yet another deadly shooting in north Minneapolis. It’s the third homicide in that part of the city just this month, and starting Friday, extra patrols will be out to try to stop the violence.
A 43-year-old man arrested last October in North Dakota in connection with a fatal shooting at a south Minneapolis bar in August of 2013 pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder charges. Ron Powell pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of a bystander at Champions Bar in south Minneapolis on Aug. 8, 2013.
A Shorewood woman stopped her trial when she pleaded guilty to murdering her boyfriend and stuffing him in a freezer, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Jetaun Wheeler’s trial was entering the fourth day when she pleaded guilty to second-degree unintentional murder in the death of 58-year-old Eddie Frank Sole.
City leaders are reacting after the Fourth of July weekend got off to a deadly start in Minneapolis with a pair of deadly shootings that police say were not related. Authorities said two people died in separate shootings and another three were injured early Saturday morning.
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.
A 29-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to murdering his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend last September. Andrew Joseph Dikken pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Police say they have arrested a man in St. Paul who’s wanted in the murder of a Grand Forks, North Dakota, man. St. Paul police spokesman Paul Paulos says the 29-year-old Delvin Shaw was arrested Saturday morning.
Three people are indicted of first-degree premeditated murder in the drug-related shooting death of a Minneapolis man in March. Maureen Onyelobi, David Johnson and Maurice Wilson were indicted Friday by a grand jury, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
This week marks one month since a Minnesota homeowner went to prison for killing two unarmed teenage burglars. Byron Smith is serving life behind bars for shooting Nick Brady and Haile Kifer. The two cousins broke into his home in Little Falls on Thanksgiving 2012. Smith said it was self-defense, but a jury decided it was murder.
The closing arguments were presented Tuesday in the trial of a 25-year-old woman accused of plotting the murder of her husband, National Guard Staff Sgt. Brandon Horst.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a father and son from Paynesville to see if they might be connected to the 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling. Delbert and Tim Huber are in prison for the 2011 murder of Tim Larson, an Albertville teacher who the Hubers shot in dispute over $50.
A Southern California man has been arrested in connection with the killing of a Minnesota woman, whose dismembered remains were scattered in plastic bags along railroad tracks. Riverside police said 28-year-old Christopher Marcus Brown was arrested Tuesday on an unrelated felony arrest warrant.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether two men in prison for murder may have been involved with the abduction of Jacob Wetterling. Delbert and Tim Huber of Paynesville – who are father and son – murdered Albertville teacher Tim Larson in a dispute over $50 in 2011.