Stearns County Court
There was a rapid end to the Brian Fitch Sr. murder trial in St. Cloud on Thursday. The state wrapped up its case, and then the defense quickly rested without calling anyone to the stand.
Both sides have rested their case in the trial of a man accused of shooting and killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick last July during a traffic stop. The defense for Brian Fitch Sr. rested on Thursday without calling any witnesses, including their defendant.
Prosecutors are closing in on the end of their case against the man accused of killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick last July during a traffic stop.
Forensic scientists took the stand Tuesday at the Brian Fitch Sr. murder trial in Stearns County Court, explaining how they found and protected evidence linked to the crime. This is day four of the trial for Fitch, who is accused of killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick on July 30, 2014.
Monday, jurors heard graphic testimony from several of the officers who exchanged gunfire with Brian Fitch Sr., the man accused of shooting Officer Scott Patrick to death last July.
Jury selection is winding down in the trial of a man accused of shooting and killing a Mendota Heights police officer last July. Brian Fitch Sr., 40, is charged with first-degree murder in the July, 30, 2014 shooting death of officer Scott Patrick during a traffic stop.
Jury selection continued Wednesday in the trial of a man accused in the shooting death of a Mendota Heights police officer last July. Brian Fitch Sr., 40, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Officer Scott Patrick, who was killed during a traffic stop on July 30, 2014.
Twin Cities criminal defense attorney Joe Tamburino is not directly involved in Brian Fitch Sr.’s case, but told WCCO-TV the defense team faces major challenges heading into Monday’s trial.
Authorities have charged a St. Cloud man who they say put his finger in the mouth of a 3-year-old girl at the city library and asked her to come home with him. Lawrence Danzl was charged Monday in Stearns County court with a felony count of stalking a victim under age 18 with sexual or aggressive intent.
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.
A spokesman for St. John’s Abbey says he can’t address the central claim in a new lawsuit accusing abbey officials of allowing a member to continue teaching long after he was accused of sexual abuse.
A 27-year-old St. Cloud man was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison in Stearns County Court Friday after he was previously found guilty of firing a weapon at police officers during an Aug. 14, 2010 incident.
A 23-year-old man accused of fleeing police and causing a fatal accident almost a year ago pleaded guilty to criminal charges on Thursday in Stearns County Court.