Ramsey County District Court
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.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says it is delaying the release of the names of some priests who have sexually abused children.
Four family members have now been convicted for participating in a sex trafficking ring that last about two years, extended to multiple Minnesota communities and victimized many vulnerable women. On Wednesday, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office announced that 30-year-old Otis Deno Washington, of St. Paul, was found guilty in Ramsey County District Court on multiple sex trafficking counts. According to a press release, they are: two counts of promotion of prostitution; two counts of solicitation, one involving a minor; and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.
A 25-year-old St. Paul man was found guilty Friday on four separate counts related to his role in the gang rape of a teenage girl in November of 2011.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed a lawsuit Friday against a Minnesota coin dealer for charging people tens of thousands of dollars for gold, silver, and other coins and then not delivering the coins.
Minnesota’s newest Supreme Court justice was sworn in Tuesday afternoon by the woman she’s replacing.
A 29-year-old man will spend close to nine years in prison for prostituting a 17-year-old girl in a St. Paul apartment, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office said.
A twenty-four-year-old Hutchinson woman was charged Friday with three crimes involving her five-month-old infant son.
A jury convicted a man Monday for raping and robbing a woman behind a St. Paul gas station in May, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office said.
Koua Lee, 34, was charged with one count of theft by swindle, three counts of filing a false tax return and three counts of failure to pay taxes in connection with his personal income tax filings.
A 31-year-old St. Paul man will spend a little more than a year in jail after a Facebook post led police to arrest him on a domestic assault charge.
Eddie Cortez Smith was sentence to 10 years in prison, the maximum allowed under state law. He was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation on May 10.
A 21-year-old St. Paul man was charged Friday in connection with the shootings of two teenage males Thursday night in St. Paul.
A 24-year-old St. Paul cab driver was convicted of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in Ramsey County Court on Friday in connection with an incident last December where he sexually assaulted a 26-year-old female customer.
Daniel Wright had a sentenced of four years in prison stayed and will spend 180 days in the Ramsey County Jail on a staggered sentence.