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Murder Charges Likely This Week Against Wis. Deputy

A Fitchburg police lieutenant says charges are likely early this week against a recently retired Dane County sheriff’s deputy accused of fatally shooting his wife and sister-in-law. Lt. Todd Stetzer says Andy Steele is being treated at a hospital for injuries consistent with a suicide attempt.

08/25/2014

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Man Dies 6 Years After Shooting In Minneapolis

Authorities said a man who was shot more than six years ago in Minneapolis and had been at an assisted living center died Wednesday. Authorities said the man was shot on Nov. 9, 2007, in an incident on the 3900 block of Lyndale Avenue North in Minneapolis.

08/24/2014

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Friends Of Kelly Phillips Make Plea To Find His Killer

Friends of Kelly Phillips helped raise the money to increase the reward to find Ty Hoffman, the man accused in Phillips’ shooting death. Two of those friends, Jason Tober and Erick Lucken, joined Esme Murphy on WCCO Sunday Morning to talk about the reward and search for Hoffman.

08/24/2014

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Charges: Man Pushed Another Into Moving Car’s Path

A 41-year-old man faces second-degree murder charges after getting into a fight on Wednesday. According to the criminal complaint filed by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, 47-year-old Robert Hilgren got into a fight with Michael Merten after the latter apparently tried to fight Hilgren’s son at a party on Rice Street in Little Canada.

08/22/2014

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Sheriff: Arden Hills Shooting Suspect Using Social Media

Ramsey County authorities say the man suspected of shooting and killing his former lover early last week is likely relying on social media to find shelter while on the run from authorities. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said that Lyle “Ty” Hoffman could be evading capture by using Craigslist and gay dating applications.

08/22/2014

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Sheriff: Wanted Poster Out For Arden Hills Murder Suspect

As the search for Ty Hoffman continues, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office released a new wanted poster Thursday seeking information leading to his arrest. Hoffman is suspected in the Aug. 11 shooting death of Kelly Phillips at an Arden Hills gas station.

08/21/2014

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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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