MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two men facing murder charges in two separate Maplewood killings are making their first appearances in Ramsey County Court Thursday afternoon.
According to the county attorney’s office, Ronald Smaller and Larry Tennin both face second-degree murder charges.READ MORE: Monday Will Be Season's Coldest Yet, With Flash Freeze Causing Icy Commute
Smaller, who faces two counts of second-degree murder, is accused of severely beating Eduardo Alberto Figueroa, who was celebrating his 40th birthday party at Fred’s Tiki Hut in Maplewood on Nov. 11, 2014. Figueroa later died.READ MORE: MnDOT Brings In Extra Crews Ahead Of Icy Monday Morning Commute
Tennin is accused of shooting and killing his wife, April Tennin, in their Maplewood townhouse in late August. Her three children were at home at the time.Minnesota Weather: Monday Will Be Season's Coldest Yet, With Flash Freeze Causing Icy Commute
If convicted, both face more 40 years in prison per charge.