A 35-year-old man told a judge Wednesday that his lawyer pressured him into pleading guilty to murder and attempted murder, but the judge wasn’t having it.
A former University of Iowa researcher has pleaded not guilty to killing his wife in 1997. John Richard Bloomfield entered the plea in writing Thursday. The filing waived his right to an in-person arraignment hearing, which had been scheduled for Friday.
One person was killed and another was hurt after a shooting in Andover, Minn. overnight. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to the 2200 block of 138th Lane Northwest at about 4 a.m. Tuesday.
The death of a 64-year-old Montevideo man has officially been ruled a homicide by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner on Saturday. Thomas Dickson was found dead Monday evening in his apartment on the 100 block of west Canyon Avenue. His death was initially described by police as “suspicious.” Police say the public is not at risk. Anyone with information is asked to contact Montevideo Police at 320-269-8808.
A man accused of killing two young women is now facing a sexual assault charge in Anoka County. Alberto Palmer had been charged with premeditated first-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Brittany Clardy. Her body was found Feb. 19 in a car at an impound lot.
Police are teaming up with Crime Stoppers to solve a homicide that happened in the summer of 2012. Lois Swenson was found murdered in her north Minneapolis home on June 13, 2012. Lt Richard Zimmerman believes Swenson had helped the suspect in the past. He said there is a man who knows the suspect, and they hope he comes forward.
A Chisago County grand jury has indicted 29-year-old Aaron Jude Schnagl on third-degree murder charges in the death of Danielle Jelinek. Jelinek was 27 years old when she went missing on Dec. 9, 2012.
Authorities said they are looking for at least one suspect after a man was shot to death late Friday night in north Minneapolis. Police responded to the 3700 block of Girard Avenue North at about 10:57 p.m. on a report of a shooting.
A small community in Bayfield County is mourning the deaths of an elderly couple, killed in an attack at their home. Sheriff’s officials identify the couple as 79-year-old Jim Crain and 76-year-old Eunice Crain, of Iron River.
A Minnesota resident says he won’t fight extradition to Iowa to face charges that he killed his wife in Iowa City more than 16 years ago. John Bloomfield waived his right Thursday in Ramsey County District Court in St. Paul. The 73-year-old has been jailed since his arrest last week at his St. Paul home.
A Maplewood man who led police on a high-speed chase is the prime suspect in a murder, according to police. The murder happened at a home located on 855 E. 4th St. in St. Paul. On Tuesday, Nov. 26, police responded to the home and found the victim dead from a single gunshot wound to the head.
An attorney for a man charged in the 1997 slaying of his wife in Iowa City says he hasn’t decided whether to challenge his extradition from Minnesota. John Bloomfield is expected to appear in court Thursday in St. Paul. The 73-year-old has been jailed since his arrest last week at his St. Paul home.
The St. Paul man who killed his wife and attempted to hide the evidence by dumping her body in the Mississippi River has been sentenced to more than 27 years in prison.
Prosecutors have charged a 35-year-old man with killing two people in north Fargo over the weekend. David Stevens is charged with two counts of murder in the stabbing deaths of 23-year-old Samantha Wickenheiser, of Fargo, and 30-year-old Ward Berg, of neighboring Moorhead, Minn.
Minneapolis Police are looking for suspects in shooting at a Lake Street restaurant that left one man dead and three others wounded. Officers were called to La Que Buena, on the 1600 block of East Lake Street, just after 1:30 a.m. Monday. One man was dead at the restaurant.