Second-Degree Murder

Defense Rests In Trial Over Death Of Football Player's SonThe defense has rested in the trial of a South Dakota man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Burnsville Man Charged With Murder In Fourth Of July ShootingA Burnsville man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a teen over the Fourth of July holiday. Dejon Frazier, 18, has been charged with second-degree murder and attempted second degree murder.
Maplewood Man Accused Of Killing Wife Captured In Illinois, Charged With MurderA 31-year-old Maplewood man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife in August. The Ramsey County Attorney's Office says Larry Todd Tennin was arrested in Waukegan, Illinois by U.S. Marshalls and the Great Lakes Regional Task Force. A warrant had been issued for his arrest on Sept. 10 for parole violation.
Minneapolis Teen Charged As Adult In Beating Death Of ToddlerThe teenager who admitted to stomping and kicking his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter, killing her, will now stand trial as an adult. Eighteen-year-old Cody Feran-Baum was 17 when he was accused in the beating death of Sophia O'Neill. He was babysitting O'Neill in June at his grandparents' Minneapolis home while his girlfriend was away. The toddler died while in his care.
Man Accused Of Killing Adrian Peterson's Son Can Use ExpertsThe defense for a man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be allowed to use its own medical experts during trial.
Charges: Forest Lake Man Killed Girlfriend, Stayed With Body For DaysA Forest Lake man has been charged with allegedly killing his girlfriend in his apartment and staying with her body for days until police arrived, according to charges filed in Washington County.
Woman Gets 22+ Years For Fatally Stabbing Her AuntA 21-year-old Brookston woman was sentenced Thursday to 22-and-a-half years in prison for the stabbing death of her aunt. The St. Louis County Attorney's Office says Lydia Marie Barney was found guilty of second-degree intentional murder for the death of 31-year-old Waubunoquay Dawn Randall.
Charges: Man Shot Neighbor's Boyfriend In A 'Rage'A St. Paul man is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of another man on Monday evening. The incident happened on the 1500 block of Ames Avenue in St. Paul just after 6 p.m. Police responded to find a number of people on the front porch of a residence, including one whose shirt was soaked in blood.
Second Man Pleads Guilty In 2013 Robbery, Murder Of Folk DancerA 24-year-old St. Louis Park man pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in 2013 death of a well-known dancer during a robbery. Andrew Mercelis Myers pleaded guilty in the death of 44-year-old Adrian Hernandez, a popular Mexican folk dancer.
Man Pleads Guilty To Beating Best Friend To DeathA Virginia, Minnesota, man pleaded guilty Tuesday to beating his best friend to death.
Woman Charged With 2nd Degree Murder In St. Paul StabbingA St. Paul woman has been charged with murder after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death Thursday. Natalie Jonelle Pollard, 33, has been charged with one count of murder in the second degree.
Charges: Fmr. Prisoner Tried Grabbing Gun During Traffic Stop ArrestA Bloomington man is accused of trying to grab a gun while resisting arrest Tuesday, according to the Dakota County Attorney's Office.