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Minnesota Authorities Charge 2 Men In Body Burning

Hennepin County authorities have charged two men in the shooting death of a Brooklyn Center man whose burning body set a dumpster on fire. The county attorney’s office said Wednesday that 24-year-old Manuel Guzman of Minneapolis and 22-year-old Guillermo Ayala-Enriquez of Brooklyn Center were charged with second-degree murder in the death of 31-year-old Rufino Clara-Rendon.

08/21/2014

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Two Charged With Murder In Dumpster Fire Case

Two men face second-degree murder charges for allegedly shooting a 31-year-old Brooklyn Center man earlier this month, stuffing his body into a mattress and lighting it on fire near a dumpster on the city’s south side.

08/20/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Woman, Hiding Body In Car

A man accused of killing two women and hiding their bodies in cars found at Twin Cities area impound lots has pleaded guilty to one of the crimes. Twenty-five-year-old Alberto Palmer entered the plea Wednesday in Anoka County the death of Brittany Clardy.

08/20/2014

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Friends Collect $10K In Reward Fund To Find Arden Hills Suspect

Friends of the man gunned down at a Twin Cities gas station have now created a reward fund in hopes of finding the shooter, and have already collected $10,000. Kelly Phillips was shot and killed at a Holiday gas station in Arden Hills last week. Police believe Phillips’ ex-boyfriend Lyle “Ty” Hoffman is responsible for his death.

08/20/2014

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Wife Of Man Who Killed New Brighton Neighbor Found Not Guilty

A judge found the wife of a man accused of killing his neighbor in New Brighton over a deer-feeding feud not guilty of murder charges Tuesday morning in connection with the April incident. Paula Zumberge, 50, had been charged back in May with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree attempted murder.

08/19/2014

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Mpls. Couple Charged With Murder In Infant Daughter’s Death

Thirty-nine-year-old Cardie Jackson and 40-year-old Shonwta Jackson were charged with second-degree murder Tuesday in Hennepin County Court in the death of their 6-week-old daughter. Hennepin County prosecutor Amy Sweasy says the baby suffocated in a laundry basket filled with blankets and a pillow, where she regularly slept.

08/19/2014

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Inmate Sentenced For Killing Prisoner

An inmate at a Minnesota maximum security prison has pleaded guilty to killing a fellow prisoner and has been sentenced to an additional 40 years behind bars. Thirty-year-old Benjamin Beck entered the plea to second-degree intentional murder Monday in the death of Shane Cooper.

08/19/2014

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Reward Increased In Hastings Murder

Police in Hastings were searching for a murder weapon along the Mississippi River on Monday, as part of the investigation into the fatal shooting of Jason Reuter. The 34-year-old was found dead in his front yard nearly two months ago.

08/18/2014

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Ex-Officer Pleads Not Guilty In Suitcase Slaying

A former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases has pleaded not guilty in the death of one. Steven Zelich pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in the death of Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, Oregon.

08/18/2014

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Slain Minneapolis Executive Laid To Rest

The family of a man gunned down at an Arden Hills gas station are remembering him Saturday as a kind, selfless man. Kelly Phillips, 48, was buried Saturday morning in his hometown of Mason City, Iowa.

08/16/2014

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Man Accused In Officer’s Death Held On $2.5M Bail

Sixteen days after he allegedly gunned down veteran Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, 39-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. made his first court appearance on his arraignment. Fitch is charged in Dakota County Circuit Court with two counts of first-degree murder and premeditated first-degree murder for the killing of Officer Patrick on July 30.

08/15/2014

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Suspect In Gas Station Killing Charged With Murder

The main suspect in the murder of a Minneapolis executive has been formally charged with murder — and he’s still on the run. Lyle “Ty” Hoffman, 44, was charged in a Ramsey County District Court Friday afternoon with second-degree intentional murder.

08/15/2014

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Former North Dakota Player Convicted Of Murder

A man who played college football in North Dakota has been convicted of killing one man and wounding another outside a Minneapolis club last fall.

08/14/2014

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Family Mourns Loss Of Brilliant Son, Soon-To-Be Husband

The Phillips family says they feel heartbroken after their son was gunned down at a gas station. The man police want to talk to in connection to his death still hasn’t been found.

08/14/2014

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Lakeville Man Not Fighting Extradition In 31-Year-Old Murder Case

A Lakeville, Minn. man isn’t fighting efforts to extradite him to Texas after being arrested in connection with a 31-year-old murder case. Robert Archie Otteson, 53, faces intentional murder charges in connection with a 1983 murder that occurred in Denton Co., TX.

08/14/2014

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Last Of 4 Murder Suspects In Fargo Death Sentenced

Nineteen-year-old Alexander Clapper, of Moorhead, Minn., pleaded guilty on Wednesday to murder and a felony drug charge and was sentenced to serve nine years in prison, to be followed by a year of supervised probation.

08/14/2014

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Man Accused In Cop’s Death Has Yet To Appear In Court

The man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer two weeks ago will make his first appearance in Dakota County courtroom before facing charges filed in Ramsey County.

08/13/2014

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Father Of Murdered Boston Scientific Exec Talks

Before Kelly Phillips was part of a mystery, he was part of a love story. He was set to wed his fiancé, Nathon Bailey, in a matter of days. It was a union his father, Iowa resident Jim Phillips, says the family was excited about.

08/12/2014

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St. Paul Man, 26, Charged In Fatal Shooting

A 26-year-old St. Paul man faces a second-degree murder charge in connection to the shooting death of 24-year-old in St. Paul Tuesday evening. The man charged, Ibrahim Mohammed Abdullahi, will make his first appearance in court Friday afternoon.

08/08/2014

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Arizona Man Pleads Guilty In Wisconsin Murder Of MN Man

An Arizona man has pleaded guilty in a Wisconsin murder two weeks before a jury trial was scheduled to begin. Juan Padilla or Fort Mohave, Arizona, changed his plea Monday to guilty of first-degree intentional homicide.

08/05/2014

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Premeditated Murder Charges Dropped In Waseca Plot Case

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.

07/28/2014

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Police Looking For Man In Mankato Drug Case

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.

07/28/2014

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Police Arrest Juvenile In Connection With Deadly Shooting

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.

07/25/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal South Minneapolis Bar Shooting

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.

07/23/2014

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Shorewood Woman Pleads Guilty To Killing Boyfriend, Stuffing Him In Freezer

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.

07/21/2014

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