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Justen Paul Linskie didn’t intend to drive his car off Skyline Parkway, striking and killing Susan LeGarde Menz as she photographed fall colors at Duluth’s Twin Ponds. But he was...
Jurors have heard Justen Paul Linskie admit that he crashed his 2005 Ford Focus into Duluth's Twin Ponds on Oct. 13, 2015. They've heard testimony that Susan LeGarde Menz was found floating in the water a few feet from the car and later died from blunt-force injuries. On Friday, those 12 people will be asked to determine if there's enough evidence to prove that it was Linskie's vehicle that struck Menz and whether he failed to stop and investigate the scene before fleeing on foot.
The viewing of defendant Justen Paul Linskie's statement to police brought an emotional conclusion to the third day of the Superior man's criminal vehicular homicide trial Wednesday in State District Court in Duluth. In the half-hour videotaped interview, jurors heard Linskie admit he was driving the vehicle that left Skyline Parkway and plunged into Twin Ponds last fall. He denied, however, that he struck a pedestrian along the road.
A medical examiner testified Tuesday that a 60-year-old Duluth woman "most likely" died as the result of being struck by a car last fall at the city's Twin Ponds area, but left open the possibility that her injuries were sustained another way. Dr. Michael Madsen of the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office performed the autopsy on Susan LeGarde Menz, who died Oct. 13, 2015, after being pulled from the water at the popular swimming hole.
A jury was seated Monday in the trial of a Superior man accused of fatally striking a pedestrian at Duluth's Twin Ponds last fall. Nine women and five men will hear the case of 31-year-old Justen Paul Linskie, who is charged with criminal vehicular homicide in the death of 60-year-old Susan LeGarde Menz. The panel, including two alternates, was chosen from a pool of 30 potential jurors brought to the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth Authorities said Menz was photographing fall colors at the popular swimming hole when she was killed on Oct. 13, 2015.
A trial is set to get underway Monday for the Superior man accused of fatally striking a pedestrian at Duluth's Twin Ponds last fall. The trial for Justen Paul Linskie...
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