Fitch Sentenced To Life Without Parole For Officer's KillingBrian Fitch Sr., who was convicted this week in the shooting death of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Head Of Fitch Jury: State Had ‘Solid Case’The foreperson of the jury that convicted Brian Fitch Sr. of murder Monday says the decision wasn't that difficult. Fitch was found guilty of all nine counts against him, stemming from the killing of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick last July.
Minn. Surgeon Pleads Guilty To Murder Of Foster SonA Benedict, Minn. man pleaded guilty to attempting to suffocate his foster son. Dennis James Sullivan was charged with second-degree attempted murder, and first-and third-degree assault charges. Sullivan pleaded guilty to attempted first degree assault.
Man Accused Of Drugging, Molesting Girl Pleads GuiltyA Minneapolis man pleaded guilty Friday to multiple criminal sexual conduct charges after investigators say he allegedly drugged and molested a 10-year-old girl during a sleepover.
Wife Found Guilty Of Plotting Sgt. Husband's MurderThe closing arguments were presented Tuesday in the trial of a 25-year-old woman accused of plotting the murder of her husband, National Guard Staff Sgt. Brandon Horst.
Woman Pleads Guilty In Fatal Stabbing IncidentA 27-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing last August, according to the Hennepin County Attorney.
Man Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping Estranged WifeA northern Minnesota man has pleaded guilty in federal court to kidnapping his estranged wife. Forty-two-year-old Timothy Glen Caskey of Virginia admitted that on July 14, 2011, he kidnapped his wife from Virginia, Minn., and took her across state lines against her will. Court documents say Caskey jumped out of a pickup truck, grabbed his wife, shoved her into the vehicle and struck two people who tried to help the woman. Caskey kidnapped his wife just hours after being released from jail for violating a protective order she had against him.
Man To Plead Guilty In Synthetic Drug Death CaseA Texas man accused of leading a conspiracy to import and sell chemicals used to make synthetic hallucinogenic drugs that led to the overdose deaths of two teenagers in the Grand Forks area says he will plead guilty.
Vikings Simpson Pleads Guilty To DWI, Careless DrivingMinnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson pleaded guilty Thursday to DWI and careless driving. Simpson was officially charged on Nov. 13, after being arrested Nov. 9 while driving on Interstate 394.
Moorhead Woman To Plead Guilty To Drunken Day Care A Moorhead woman has reached a plea deal over charges that she was drunk while caring for children at her home day care. A KFGO-AM report Wednesday says Jayne Cote agreed to plead guilty to child neglect or endangerment.
Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Sex Trafficking Teen Girl In St. PaulA Ramsey County jury found a Chicago man guilty in the sex trafficking of a 15-year-old girl in St. Paul in April 2013. Arteco Marvell Rhodes, 38, was found guilty of possession of child pornography and he will be sentenced at 9 a.m. on Dec. 13.
Man Sentenced To 27 Months For Swindling $670,000 From ChurchA Cottage Grove man was sentenced to more than two years in prison for his role in stealing nearly $700,000 from his church. Scott Joseph Domeier, a former employee of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, was sentenced to 27 months for swindling $670,000 between 1995 and 2012.
Man, Woman Plead Guilty In Death Of 18-Month-Old BoyA woman and her boyfriend pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree manslaughter in connection with the 2012 death of the woman's 1-year-old son, according to officials.
Soldier Guilty Of Murder For Fort Hood ShootingsArmy Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against American troops at home by one of their own who said he opened fire on fellow soldiers to protect Muslim insurgents abroad.
Off-Duty Belle Plaine Cop Sentenced For DWIThe Belle Plaine police officer accused of driving under the influence in November 2012 while off-duty pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one gross misdemeanor count of DWI. Bryan Pasek's second DWI charge and his speeding ticket for driving 96 mph in a 55 zone on Highway 169 at Park Boulevard were dismissed. Pasek had registered a 0.17 BAC at the time.