Lawyers Allege Juror Misconduct In ND Death Penalty CaseAn attorney for a man convicted of the 2003 killing of a University of North Dakota student spent several hours Tuesday questioning a juror about alleged misconduct, including whether she withheld information on a questionnaire because shew as eager to be part of the proceedings. Jurors in 2006 convicted Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., of Crookston, Minnesota, of kidnapping and killing Dru Sjodin, of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota.
Jury Deliberations Begin In Fitch TrialAfter six days of testimony, 50 witnesses and more than 130 pieces of evidence, the fate of Brian Fitch Sr. is now in the hands of a jury in Stearns County Court. Fitch is accused of first-degree murder for the July 30, 2014, killing of Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick.
Hoffman Pleads Guilty In Arden Hills Gas Station MurderThe man accused of killing his former boyfriend and business partner in an Arden Hills gas station parking lot last summer has pleaded guilty Friday afternoon. Lyle "Ty" Hoffman, 44, is accused of fatally shooting 48-year-old Kelly Phillips at a gas station on Aug. 11, 2014. He became the subject of a month-long manhunt following Phillips' death.
Ty Hoffman Trial Set To Begin Next FebruaryThe man who is accused of killing his former boyfriend and business partner in an Arden Hills gas station parking lot last summer will stand trial in February. Attorneys failed to reach a plea deal for Lyle "Ty" Hoffman on Monday.
Neighbor: Minnesota Man Fearful After Burglaries A sheriff's deputy testifying in the trial of a Minnesota man who killed two teens when they broke into his house on Thanksgiving Day 2012 testified Friday that Byron Smith had told him just weeks earlier that he wanted to catch the people who had been burglarizing his home.
Trevino Found Guilty, Kira's Father: 'Justice Has Been Done'A jury has found Jeffery Trevino guilty of second-degree murder, but not guilty of second-degree murder with intent in the death of his wife, Kira Steger. The jurors found that Trevino did kill his wife but that it wasn't his plan. They say her death happened during his attack.
Day 3 Of The Jeffrey Trevino Murder TrialThe trial for Jeffery Trevino, the St. Paul man accused of killing his wife, Kira Steger, resumed Monday. Jurors heard from Ryan Wendt, the man with whom Steger was having an affair. Wendt, Steger’s manager at Delia’s, testified that their friendship turned romantic about a month before she died. He said he knew she was married and their relationship was ending, though they didn’t discuss their relationships. Steger told him she was separating from Trevino.
Trial To Begin For Husband Of Slain Minn. ReporterPolice found the body of 45-year-old reporter Ruth Anne Maddox in her condo's garage in November 2008. Her husband, 45-year-old Charles Maddox Jr., admitted killing her but said he did it in self-defense.
Jackson Co. Gives Up On Local Trial In Murder CaseIt looks as if the murder trial for a man accused of stabbing his brother to death will have to be moved outside of Jackson County.