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ST. PAUL, Minn. — A St. Paul man was charged with murder Thursday, Feb. 14, for selling $10 worth of drugs to a 21-year-old who fatally overdosed on the substances. The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office charged Aries Andres Velez, 20, with one count of third-degree murder. The charges come a little less than a year after police responded to a report of a man not breathing in a car parked outside a home on the 1600 block of Westminster Street in St. Paul last March 31, charges say.
MINNEAPOLIS - Kenneth Walter Lilly walked in front of a school bus his vehicle had collided with on Interstate 35W Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 5, and repeatedly shot at the driver inside, authorities say. His gunfire grazed the side of the driver’s head and struck his left arm. The bus driver was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. His wounds were not considered life-threatening. An 8-year-old child also on the bus was not injured. That’s the account detailed in a criminal complaint filed against Lilly in Hennepin County District Court Thursday. The 31-year-old St.
ST. PAUL — An Illinois man who raped a woman inside her apartment blocks from St. Paul’s Cafe Latte more than 20 years ago was finally sentenced Tuesday, Jan. 29. Robert Bradfield, 40, was sentenced in Ramsey County District Court to about 18 years in prison on one count of criminal sexual conduct. The term is longer than recommended by state sentencing guidelines, but Ramsey County District Judge George Stephenson decided Bradfield deserved more because of the particularly egregious invasion of privacy Bradfield’s victim suffered by being attacked in her own home.
ROSEVILLE, Minn. - A Bob Marley hat helped police nab a man suspected of robbing a Dollar Tree in Roseville on Christmas Eve, authorities say. Quincy Gerrard Petty, 39, also reportedly forgot to put his mask on when he first walked into the retailer on Larpenteur Avenue and told an employee at the register he wasn’t “playing,” court documents say. “Open your register, I’m robbing you,” Petty reportedly said. He later reached under his sweatshirt near his waistband and yelled:
LITTLE CANADA, Minn. - A former employee of a Little Canada group home is heading to prison after sexually assaulting a resident with severe mental and physical disabilities. Peter Daniel Hackman, 27, was sentenced in Ramsey County District Court on Friday to nine years in prison on one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct that caused injuries to someone mentally impaired. The sentencing came about two months after Hackman pleaded guilty to the crime.
ST. PAUL - A St. Paul man charged with looking after his ailing mother drained hundreds of thousands of dollars from her bank accounts, using the funds to pay for plastic surgery for his wife, home improvements and other expenses, authorities say. Timothy James Mathews, 56, has been charged with financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult, according to the criminal complaint filed against him this week in Ramsey County District Court.
ST. PAUL - A 33-year-old Maple Grove woman who pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide and one count of criminal vehicular operation at a September hearing was sentenced Wednesday, Dec. 19, to an approximately 10-year stayed prison sentence following a 2016 crash that killed two juniors at Mounds View High. Rachel Kayl will only be imprisoned if she fails to abide by the terms of her probation, which include the revocation of her license for the next six years.
ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The husband of a Roseville-based home day care provider was found guilty of sexually assaulting three children cared for at the site. A Ramsey County District Court jury reached the verdict in Edgar Noe Lopez-Monter’s case after about four hours of deliberation Friday, Dec. 14. The 44-year-old faced charges of both first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Jurors found him guilty on both counts. He was taken into custody following the verdict.
ST. PAUL — A Ramsey County District judge did not abuse his authority when he went against a prosecutor’s protests and sentenced a man convicted of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old relative to probation, according to a higher court’s findings. The Minnesota Court of Appeals cited the “broad discretion” the law affords district court judges in determining sentences as a key reason it ultimately affirmed the lower court’s ruling, according to a recent opinion issued by the court.
ST. PAUL - Jeffrey Mark Eldred reportedly met the woman on Tinder, a dating website. He invited her over to his Shoreview home earlier this month, and the two drank together before making out. Too drunk to drive, the woman would later tell police she decided to spend the night. That’s when authorities say Eldred recorded her without her permission sleeping naked in his bed. That’s the account in a criminal complaint against Eldred filed Monday in Ramsey County District Court charging the 32-year-old with one count of attempted third-degree criminal sexual conduct.