St. Paul Man Acquitted Of Murder Charges Against Police OfficersA 41-year-old West St. Paul man accused of shooting at two police officers after a fight at his home in March of 2012 was acquitted of murder charges, but was found guilty on felony assault charges, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced Wednesday.
14-Year-Old Pleads Guilty In 2 Minneapolis ShootingsA now 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty Wednesday to two shooting incidents from 2010 and 2011, according to the Hennepin County Attorney. Kyreon Tyrell Keangelo Watkins pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree assault and one count of first-degree assault for the two shooting incidents.
Court Denies Appeal In Amy Senser CaseThe Minnesota Court of Appeals denied the appeal from Amy Senser on her guilty verdict in the 2011 death of Anousone Panthavong. Senser was found guilty of criminal vehicular homicide.
Dakota County Judge Pleads Guilty To DWIDakota County District Judge Michael Vann Sovis pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to third-degree DWI, according to officials. Sovis, 63, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after smashing into three parked cars last Christmas Eve in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood.
2nd Shooter Pleads Guilty To Killing 5-Year-Old, Gets 28 YearsThe 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.
1 Year After Conviction, Amy Senser's Appeal Is HeardAmy Senser's appeal of her guilty verdict went before the Minnesota Court of Appeals Wednesday.
Jury Rejects Insanity Plea In Schaffhausen CaseA jury said the Wisconsin father accused of killing his three daughters had a mental illness or defect when he committed the crime. However, the jury believes Aaron Schaffhausen knew what he was doing and therefore has rejected his insanity plea.
Minneapolis Officer Found Guilty In Bar Assault A Minneapolis police SWAT team leader has been convicted of assaulting a man while off-duty at a bar.
Esme's Blog: The Schaffhausen EvidenceIn the first hours of jury selection in Aaron Schaffhausen's insanity trial, a prospective juror raised her hand and said she could not be impartial. She said she believed Aaron Schaffhausen had to be insane because of the crime he had committed; stabbing to death his daughters ages 11, 8 and 5.
Cloquet Admits Witness Tampering In 2000 HomicideA Cloquet woman has pleaded guilty to witness tampering and arson arising from a 2000 homicide case.
Schaffhausen Plea Change Rescheduled For ThursdayThe River Falls, Wis. man, accused of killing his three daughters last July, was expected to change his plea to guilty in a Wisconsin court on Wednesday. Instead, no plea was made.
Schaffhausen May Change Plea In Daughters' DeathsThe River Falls, Wis., man accused of killing his three daughters plans to change his plea to guilty in a Wisconsin court on Wednesday.
Petters' Associate Vennes Pleads GuiltyA former associate of convicted Minnesota businessman Tom Petters has pleaded guilty to lying to investors in a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme.
Teen Pleads Guilty To Shooting That Killed Nizzel GeorgeA 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to the June shooting that killed 5-year-old Nizzel George, who was sleeping on his grandmother’s couch in North Minneapolis when a bullet came through the wall and struck him, authorities say.
Man Gets 30 Days For Killing 2 Construction WorkersA 23-year-old man pleaded guilty to one count of careless driving Wednesday and was sentenced to 30 days in jail for a crash that killed two construction workers on Interstate 35W.