A high stakes federal court trial started Monday in St. Paul that could eventually result in the release of civilly committed Minnesota sex offenders. Right now, about 700 high-risk offenders are locked up even after they served their prison sentences. They’re considered likely to offend again if they ever get out.
Friday brought more emotional testimony during the murder trial of Jeffrey Trevino. The St. Paul man is accused of killing his wife, Kira Steger last winter. Her body was found in May. Most of the testimony came from Steger’s close friends, all of whom stated that they heard Steger mention relationship problems leading up to her disappearance.
The defense maintains that Aaron Schaffhausen was insane when he killed his three girls in their home in River Falls, Wis.
A jury began deliberations Tuesday on the crucial questions of whether the wife of a former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser knew she had struck and killed a stalled motorist on a freeway exit ramp — and when she knew it.
The wife of a former Minnesota Viking accused in a fatal hit-and-run says she wasn’t trying to conceal evidence when she deleted text messages from her phone the night of the crash.
Amy Senser’s stepdaughter is expected to take the stand again on Wednesday morning as the fatal hit-and-run trial continues.