After 17 months of waiting, a family finally learned how much time the man who killed their son will be in prison. A Stearns County judge sentenced 18-year-old Jesse Smithers to 10 years on Thursday. Smithers admitted to delivering the deadly punch in a St. Cloud alley almost a year and a half ago. On Sept. 21, 2012, Colton Gleason was walking with friends when a car pulled up, and Smithers got out and punched him. Colton died after falling and hitting his head.
A federal judge on Monday sentenced a man who pleaded guilty to slapping a crying toddler on an Atlanta-bound flight to serve eight months in federal prison.
A 26-year-old Oakdale woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for being a “major drug dealer,” the Washington County Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
The St. Paul man who killed his wife and attempted to hide the evidence by dumping her body in the Mississippi River has been sentenced to more than 27 years in prison.
An 18-year-old Burnsville man has been sentenced in a crash that killed two Burnsville teens and injured two others on Aug. 21, 2012, the Dakota Count Attorney’s Office announced Monday.
A 41-year-old West St. Paul man has been sentenced for shooting at two police officers after a fight at his home with his brother Sunday morning, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.
Shroyer commented on the White Bear Lake woman who will now be sentenced by a jury, and Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman’s charge against the fleeing drunk driver that killed a man in Minneapolis.
Minnesota authorities and defense attorneys are welcoming the federal government’s plans to ease up on mandatory drug sentences, pointing out that the state already has one of the country’s lowest incarceration rates because it’s been practicing what U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been proposing for some 30 years.
A 21-year-old St. Paul man has been sentenced to prison in the February deaths of two of his cousins. On Monday, Teng Vang was specifically sentenced to 5 years in prison. In June, Vang pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular.
A Maplewood teenager has been sentenced to nearly 22 years for the stabbing and beating death of his 16-year-old girlfriend, Anna Hurd, last February in Maplewood’s Hillside Park.
The second gunman responsible for the death of a 5-year-old boy who was shot while sleeping on his grandmother’s couch has been sentenced to 28 years in prison. Sixteen-year-old Julian Kijuan Lamar Anderson pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree intentional murder for the shooting on June 26, 2012, which killed Nizzel George.
A Minnesota man has been sentenced to one year of probation for obstructing a federal prosecutor in Iowa after his son was sent to prison in an animal terrorism case.
A former corrections officer in northern Minnesota has been sentenced Monday for having sex with an inmate multiple times late last year, the Itasca County Attorney’s Office announced.
28-year-old California woman has been sentenced for installing an illegal credit card skimmer in gas pumps in order to steal victims’ identities.
A man who ambushed and stabbed two Minneapolis park police officers has been sentenced.