A grand jury returned an indictment this week on the son of an Elk River police officer accused of killing his father and brother, charging him with first-degree murder and second-degree murder, the Wright County Attorney’s Office says.
A small Wisconsin town came together Friday night to salute a fallen Marine.
A decorated Marine from Wisconsin was among those killed in Thursday’s shooting rampage in Tennessee. Sgt. Carson Holmquist grew up in Grantsburg, which is about an hour and a half northeast of the Twin Cities. He had served two tours of duty.
A Virginia, Minnesota, man pleaded guilty Tuesday to beating his best friend to death.
A warrant is out for the arrest of a 21-year-old man who Minneapolis police say is connected to a homicide. Police says Brion Quantrial Overton was involved in a fatal shooting on the night of June 3 in north Minneapolis.
An appeals court says a man who killed his young daughters to hurt his ex-wife was properly convicted.
A judge has ordered a 12-year-old suspect in a deadly Omaha shooting to remain in a youth detention center. Jarrell Milton had his first court appearance Friday, with prosecutors saying he is a member of one of Omaha’s most violent street gangs. His pretrial hearing was set for July 21.
Prosecutors charged a 16-year-old with second degree murder Monday in connection to a stabbing in St. Cloud last week.
A man accused of killing two people at separate Fargo apartments less than a day apart didn’t know the second victim, who was bludgeoned to death with a hammer after he brought the suspect a glass of water, police said Wednesday. Ashley Kenneth Hunter, 35, is charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of 45-year-old Clarence Flowers and 24-year-old Samuel Traut.
Police in northern Minnesota say they’ve arrested an Indiana man accused of killing another man at his estranged wife’s house and then forcing her and three children to flee with him.
A Minneapolis man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his ex-boyfriend and business partner at an Arden Hills gas station last summer is now charged with armed bank robbery. Lyle “Ty” Hoffman was sentenced earlier this year to more than 25 years in state prison for the Aug. 11 death of 48-year-old Kelly Phillips, an attorney for medical device maker Boston Scientific.
A 17-year-old boy has been charged Monday with second-degree murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
A 27-year-old Hibbing man struck a plea deal with prosecutors after admitting to causing the death of a 2-year-old girl in 2012. The St. Louis County Attorney’s office says Russell Shannon Johnson pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of Caroline Shenze Marie Medicine-Chavez.
A Chicago man has pleaded guilty in a double shooting that left two men dead in North Minneapolis in April. Brian Deshawn Morse was charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the incident.
Authorities in Las Vegas are linking the slaying of a Deaf Minnesota poker player to a botched attempt to buy 10 pounds of marijuana from two men in the parking lot of an apartment complex several blocks east of the Strip. An arrest report made public Monday says 39-year-old John Cyril Collins of Lake Crystal, Minnesota, died May 11, shortly after he was shot in the chest in a Cadillac sedan that he and his girlfriend drove to Nevada to buy pot.
Authorities have arrested a man in Minneapolis in the shooting death of another man in northern Iowa. The Emmet County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday that police arrested 18-year-old Lee Samuel Christensen in Minneapolis and charged him with first-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Thomas Bortvit.
A grand jury has indicted Barway Collins’ father on first-degree premeditated murder charges in the 10-year-old boy’s death, according to court documents. Collins vanished from Crystal one day after school in April, only to later be found dead in the Mississippi River.
A judge has committed a former Dane County sheriff’s deputy with Lou Gehrig’s disease to a mental health institution after a jury earlier found he was not legally responsible for killing his wife and sister-in-law.
A husband is reportedly jailed in his wife’s suspicious death a little more than a week ago. Ramsey County Jail records show that Yang Thao, 47 of St. Paul, was arrested Monday night on suspicion of murder.
A Brooklyn Center man pleaded guilty on Monday to shooting another Brooklyn Center man in the head, stuffing his body into a mattress and lighting it on fire near a dumpster on the city’s south side.
Minnesota’s Law Enforcement Memorial Association will have a major presence at Sunday’s funeral for Officer Todd Besser. Besser was a long-time member of the Elk River Police Department, and was off-duty when he and his son, Blake, were slain a week ago.
Reinol Vergara, 35, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder and Edson Benitez, 29, was charged with two counts of aiding and abetting second-degree murder in the death of Earl Olander at his Carver County home on April 9 or April 10.
The 21-year-old son of an Elk River police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his father and older brother.
The family of a murdered college student is keeping his memory alive as the investigation into finding his killer takes a new turn. It’s been eight months since police found Tom Bearson’s body in Moorhead.
A 26-year-old Babbitt, Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than 27 years in prison for strangling his mother’s boyfriend to death.