Elizabeth Mohr, St. Paul Pioneer Press
MINNEAPOLIS — Legal experts watched the decision in the Jamar Clark case with interest, some saying they supported Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman’s handling of the process.
ST. PAUL — A 30-defendant multistate sex-trafficking ring involving Somali gangs and underage girls sounds like a good get for a prosecutor.
ST. PAUL — A convicted rapist who has spent about 20 years behind prison bars or razor wire at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program is to be released on provisional discharge this week and is moving to St. Paul. Typically, a sex offender’s relocation doesn’t get much media attention, but the release of Oliver Lenell Dority, 50, from the sex offender program is notable because, historically, hardly anyone gets out. Dority is the fourth person in the program’s history to be provisionally released. No one has ever been granted a full release.
ST. PAUL — Although a Ramsey County jury determined that Natalie Pollard didn’t intend to kill her on-again, off-again boyfriend when she stabbed him, it did find her guilty of second-degree unintentional murder while committing a felony.
ST. PAUL - They'd been out to the bar with friends and family. When they got back to the St. Paul home they'd shared for 25 years, they went to different rooms. Ramona Turner had told John Weisner she was leaving him after they'd been together 40 years. A short time after they arrived home, Weisner awoke to the sound of Turner on the phone with another man. He loaded a shotgun. Two shells. "I was crying.
ST. PAUL — There’s no dispute that the Rev.
ST. PAUL — Jury selection began Monday in a clergy sex abuse lawsuit against the Diocese of Duluth, marking what attorneys say is the first such a case to go to trial under Minnesota's Child Victims Act. The Child Victims Act, enacted by the Legislature in 2013, suspended the statute of limitations for victims of child sex abuse who wished to sue, even if the abuse took place decades ago. The previous law prevented legal action after victims reached age 24.
He placed a hand grenade on the drugstore counter, demanded cash and cigarettes and made off with less than $200, according to a criminal complaint. Now Christian Murrell Klockeman, 53, of St. Paul is charged with felony aggravated robbery and could face 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine. According to the complaint filed Thursday in Ramsey County District Court, police were called to the Walgreens at 1550 University Ave. W. about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a robbery.
The couple quarreled. She hit him. Then he grabbed her around the throat and squeezed. Norman Bachman squeezed until his wife, Toni Bachman, collapsed onto the bed.
ST. PAUL — If police want to test the blood of a suspected drunken driver, that’s fine, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday, but they’ll need to get a search warrant instead of falling back on DWI test-refusal charges. Because drawing and testing the blood of a suspected drunken driver qualifies as a search, the driver is protected from unreasonable search by the Fourth Amendment to the U.S.