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Mpls. Man Pleads Guilty In McDonald’s Parking Lot Shooting

A Minneapolis man plead guilty to attempted murder in a shooting that occurred in a McDonald’s parking lot in late August. Clarence James Dickens, 21, was charged with one count of second degree murder, one count of possession of an assault weapon and two counts of dangerous weapons drive by shooting.

12/17/2014

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Man, 21, Pleads Guilty To Murder In Choking Death Of Teen

A Menahga man plead guilty to murder in the strangulation death of a 19-year-old woman Wednesday, the Hubbard County Attorney’s Office said. Harley David Leritz, 21, was charged with first-and second-degree murder charges in the death of Kiela Knowles.

11/25/2014

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Rosemount Man, 32, Gets Life Sentence In Fatal Bar Shooting

A 32-year-old Rosemount man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after being found guilty of fatally shooting a man outside a Burnsville bar, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office announced.

11/12/2014

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Mpls. Teen Pleads Guilty To Fatally Shooting Man Protecting Son

A Minneapolis teen pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Monday in a case involving the shooting death of man who was defending his son. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, 17-year-old Joshua Ford is accused of fatally shooting 38-year-old Andrew Billingsley Jr. on July 24 in north Minneapolis.

10/21/2014

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Man Arrested In Connection With Human Remains Found Near Sleepy Eye

A Springfield, Minn. man was arrested in connection with the Sleepy Eye car accident that led to the discovery of human remains last month. Twenty-six year old Miguel Angel Vazquez, of Springfield, Minn., was arrested on charges of second degree murder.

10/03/2014

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Grand Jury Indictment Unsealed In Sartell Shooting

A grand jury in Stearns County has indicted a St. Cloud man in a fatal shooting outside a strip mall in Sartell. The indictment against 23-year-old Demetreus McGinnis was unsealed Tuesday. McGinnis is accused of shooting 20-year-old Maurice Galvin Jr., in what prosecutors say was a fight over drugs.

09/10/2014

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Judge: History Of Violence Can Be Used In Trial

A judge says a history of violence against children can be used as evidence against a Sioux Falls man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

09/10/2014

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Man Charged With Murder In Infant Son’s Death

An Albany man has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of his infant son. Robert John Kaiser, 32, has been charged with one count of murder in the second degree.

09/05/2014

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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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MCF-Oak Park Heights Inmate Pleads Guilty To Murdering Fellow Inmate

An inmate at the Minnesota Correctional Facility – Oak Park Heights plead guilty to murdering a fellow inmate by strangulation in 2013, according to county officials. According to County Attorney Pete Orput, Benjamin Beck, 30, plead guilty to second degree intentional murder in connection to 2013 death of inmate 30-year-old Shane Cooper.

08/14/2014

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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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1st-Degree Murder Charges In Schunk Killing

A grand jury in Dakota County has indicted two people for first-degree murder in the death of a University of Minnesota student who was stabbed to death in a Rosemount town house. Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson, 32, and Ashley Marie Conrade, 24, were also indicted for second-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Anarae Schunk.

07/29/2014

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Mpls. Teen Charged With Murder Of Man Defending His Son

A Minneapolis teen is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing a man who confronted him on a Metro Transit bus after harassing his son. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has filed a petition to certify Joshua Davis Ford, 16, as in adult for the shooting death of 38-year-old Andrew Billingsley Jr. last Thursday night.

07/29/2014

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Man Convicted In 2012 North Minneapolis Murder

A 20-year-old man was convicted of murder Friday in the 2012 fatal shooting of another man as he was riding in a car in north Minneapolis. After about five hours of deliberation, Jaylin Deshawn Dubose was convicted of second-degree murder in the June 5, 2012 death of 25-year-old Parrish Gray.

07/25/2014

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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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