Jeffery Trevino will not testify in the murder trial, where he’s accused of killing his wife earlier this year. Trevino, 39, of St. Paul is on trial in Ramsey County, accused of killing his wife, Kira Steger, at their St. Paul home in February.
Three men were sentenced Friday for their roles in a murder of a couple on the Red Lake Indian Reservation on New Year’s Day 2011. David John Martin, 46, of Columbia Heights, was sentenced to 160 months in prison on one count of robbery. Kevin John Needham, 21, of Red Lake, was sentenced to 90 months in prison on one count of robbery. Terin Rene Stately, 25, of Red Lake, was sentenced to 40 months in prison on one count of aiding and abetting robbery.
Two men were charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a Fridley man as he sat in his car in a New Hope parking lot back in June. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday that 29-year-old Damin Lee Shufford, of New Hope, and 20-year-old Adaiah Deontraie Townsend, of Crystal, were charged in the June 26 shooting death of 59-year-old Kent Lee Walker, Jr.
Palagor Jobi’s friends were in a Dakota County courtroom Thursday to see up close the man now charged with killing him.
On Wednesday, a grand jury in Ramsey County indicted two people in connection with the shooting death of a Minnesota National Guard sergeant last month, one of whom was the victim’s wife.
Police are hoping new surveillance photos will help investigators crack an unsolved killing. In late August, college student Hagos Melake, 26, hitched a ride in downtown St. Paul and later turned up dead.
The trial for Jeffery Trevino, the St. Paul man accused of killing his wife, Kira Steger, resumed Monday. Jurors heard from Ryan Wendt, the man with whom Steger was having an affair. Wendt, Steger’s manager at Delia’s, testified that their friendship turned romantic about a month before she died. He said he knew she was married and their relationship was ending, though they didn’t discuss their relationships. Steger told him she was separating from Trevino.
Friday brought more emotional testimony during the murder trial of Jeffrey Trevino. The St. Paul man is accused of killing his wife, Kira Steger last winter. Her body was found in May. Most of the testimony came from Steger’s close friends, all of whom stated that they heard Steger mention relationship problems leading up to her disappearance.
Two Willmar teens have been indicted in the death of a 79-year-old woman, according to a Kandiyohi County court. Brok Nathaniel Junkermeier, 19, and Robert Innocencio Warwick, 18, were each indicted with two charges — first-degree premeditated murder, and first-degree murder while committing burglary.
Nearly seven months after Kira Steger was first reported missing, her husband Jeffery Trevino will stand trial for her murder.
A 42-year-old man pleaded guilty to killing a man with a knife back on Jan. 6., in Minneapolis’ first homicide case of 2013. Mauricio Antonio Orochera pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Thursday, and will be sentenced on Oct. 7.
The house where Aaron Schaffhausen murdered his three daughters will be deconstructed, according to the lender that currently owns the residence. Several local organizations volunteered their services to accomplish the task.
A Minnesota business that’s brought Christmas cheer to families for years is in jeopardy. Bob Kendall’s five-year-old reindeer bull, Claus, was shot and killed two weeks ago. Claus was the head of Kendall’s reindeer clan, and would spend the holiday season in huge outdoor Christmas displays alongside the family’s other animals. “Claus was…very sincere, and he’s very loving and he always will come up to you because he always wants his apple,” Kendall said. He recalls the fateful day he found Claus.
A western Minnesota man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing his girlfriend’s young daughter. Raul Perez of Dilworth pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. He was accused of killing 22-month-old Ariel Reyes.
Roseville Police have identified the two men involved in a murder-suicide that happened Thursday afternoon. Police say 44-year-old Cheng Vang from Roseville shot and killed his wife’s co-worker – 33-year old Joseph Yang from Brooklyn Park – before turning the gun on himself. The incident happened at 4:15 p.m. in the parking lot of CPI Card Group in the 1900 block of West County Road B2, where Cheng’s wife, Yong Vang, worked with Yang.