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.
An 18-year-old man from Burnsville pleaded guilty in juvenile court Tuesday for his role in a crash on Buck Hill that killed two teenagers and injured two other teens. The driver – a 17-year-old juvenile at the time of the June 2012 crash – pleaded guilty to two felony counts of Criminal Vehicular Homicide, one felony count of Criminal Vehicular Operation, and one count of gross misdemeanor count of Criminal Vehicular Operation.
A 27-year-old Inver Grove Heights man was sentenced to prison on Monday in Dakota County court for possessing about 8 pounds of illegal narcotics. Mike Sanchez pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree controlled possession in receiving almost six pounds of cocaine and two pounds of methamphetamine on July 23, 2013 in Inver Grove Heights.
A 35-year-old Arden Hills man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to distributing about 11 pound of methamphetamine after trying to sell to an undercover cop at a Target parking lot earlier this year. Marcelino Garcia pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 or more grams of meth after getting indicted on March 20, 2013.
A federal inmate who escaped prison in Duluth earlier this year pleaded guilty to his illegal flight Thursday in federal court. Michael Joseph Krzyzaniak, 64, of Minneapolis, escaped the federal prison camp in March 2013 and specifically pleaded guilty to one count of escape from custody.
A 33-year-old man from Claremont, Minn., pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court for conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. Specifically, Michael Steven Schoenfelder pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 50 or more grams of meth.
A West St. Paul pastor has pleaded guilty in connection with having an affair with his 16-year-old parishioner, and even leaving the state with the juvenile to flee to Mexico.
A 52-year-old Eagan man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court for participating in a scheme to defraud real estate investors that, when totaled, cost victims more than $1 million.
A 55-year-old Minneapolis man, a former food services director for Open Arms of Minnesota, pleaded guilty Friday to embezzling about $155,000.
A St. Paul man pleaded guilty Friday to killing and then dismembering his wife.
Ryan Jay Muehlhauser, a 55-year-old pastor from Cambridge, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct on Thursday.
A 39-year-old Faribault, Minn., man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to writing 127 fraudulent checks to himself, stealing more than $400,000 from his employer and using the cash to build a lake home in Elysian, Minn.