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Fridley Man Charged With Slashing Fiancee’s Throat

A Fridley man is charged with the attempted murder of his fiancée after cutting her throat Saturday morning, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s Office. James Mitchell Bruins-Ahlers, 22, was charged Tuesday with one count each of attempted second-degree murder, second-degree assault and domestic assault.

07/15/2014

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Man, 24, Charged In Connection With N. Mpls. Shooting

A Minneapolis man has been charged with second degree murder and attempted second degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting in north Minneapolis that occurred over Fourth of July weekend, according to Hennepin County Attorney Michael O. Freeman. Marco Anthony Gresham, 24, was charged with one count second degree murder in the death of Francesca Desandre and one count of attempted second degree murder in the shooting of another woman.

07/10/2014

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Suspect In Death Of Adrian Peterson’s Son Denies Abuse

A man charged with killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall says the child choked on strawberry fruit snacks while he was in the bathroom. The Argus Leader reports Joseph Patterson, 28, is facing second-degree murder, manslaughter and aggravated assault charges in the death of two-year-old Tyrese Ruffin.

07/10/2014

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Man, 24, Charged In Weekend’s Fatal N. Mpls. Shooting

A 24-year-old Brooklyn Center man is charged with second-degree murder in connection to a fatal shooting in north Minneapolis over the weekend, the Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced.

07/09/2014

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2 Charged In Stabbing Death Of ‘U’ Student

A romantic couple were charged Friday in the death of a University of Minnesota student last fall. Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson, 32, and Ashley Marie Conrade, 24, were both charged with second-degree intentional murder, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

06/27/2014

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Charges: St. Paul Suspect Shot, Killed His Cousin

A 24-year-old St. Paul man faces murder charges for allegedly shooting a family member multiple times in the chest Wednesday in the midst of a struggle.

06/26/2014

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Minnesota Surgeon Arrested In North Dakota

A sheriff in Park Rapids says a surgeon accused of choking his foster son by stuffing a latex glove down his throat has been arrested in North Dakota. Hubbard County, Minnesota, Sheriff Cory Aukes tells WDAY-TV that 50-year-old Dennis James Sullivan Jr., of Benedict, was arrested Tuesday and will be returned to Minnesota by Monday.

06/20/2014

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St. Paul Man Convicted In Shooting Death

A 19-year-old St. Paul man was found guilty Tuesday in Ramsey County Court in the shooting death of a man in his home last September. Aloeng Kelly Vang was found guilty of first-degree murder and second-degree murder in connection with the murder of Jeffrey Thomas Elling.

06/17/2014

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3 Indicted In Drug-Related Mpls. Murder

Three people are indicted of first-degree premeditated murder in the drug-related shooting death of a Minneapolis man in March. Maureen Onyelobi, David Johnson and Maurice Wilson were indicted Friday by a grand jury, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

06/13/2014

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Local Attorney: New Brighton Shootings ‘Borne Out Of Emotion’

Neal Zumberge, 57, is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder for the May 5 shooting of 46-year-old Todd Stevens and Jennifer Cleven, 48. Twin Cities attorney Bruce Rivers, host of WCCO Radio’s “Open Court,” says the situation escalated after a confrontation with Zumberge’s son, 23-year-old Jacob Zumberge.

05/10/2014

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Wife Of Man Who Killed New Brighton Neighbor Faces Criminal Charges

The wife of a man accused of killing his neighbor in New Brighton, Minn. now faces criminal charges, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office. Paula Zumberge, 50, was charged Thursday with one count of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and one count of aiding and abetting second-degree attempted murder.

05/08/2014

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New Brighton Man Charged In Neighbor’s Shooting Death

A 57-year-old New Brighton man has been charged in Monday night’s double shooting that left a man dead and a woman injured. Neal Curtis Zumberge has been charged with one count of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Todd Stevens.

05/07/2014

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Man Charged With Fatally Shooting Girlfriend, Trying To Shoot Her Father

The suspect In the shooting death of a St. Paul woman told authorities that he was hearing voices when he allegedly shot her in the head and then tried to shoot her father Wednesday evening. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office, 19-year-old Timothy Scott Hendricks was charged with one count of second-degree murder in the death of his former girlfriend, 20-year-old Michelle Ploetz, and one count of second-degree attempted murder of her father, 45-year-old John Ploetz.

04/18/2014

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Two Harbors Man Pleads Guilty To Stabbing, Killing Duluth Landlord

A 42-year-old Two Harbors man pleaded guilty to stabbing and killing a Duluth man inside his Central Hillside apartment, according to the St. Louis County Courthouse.

03/27/2014

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Jury Finds Man Guilty In Shooting Of St. Paul Bar Owner

A Ramsey County jury found Yia Her guilty on all counts Tuesday night in connection with the June 2013 shooting death of a St. Paul bar owner. Her, 27, had been charged with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder in the incident.

03/26/2014

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