As of July 1, the state will be legally obligated to move mentally ill offenders out of jails within 48 hours of a judge signing a civil commitment order. Designed to move people with mental illnesses to treatment quicker, the measure was included in the Health and Human Services omnibus bill pass ... More >>
When Corey Thomas left Minnesota for Miami in the fall of 2011, he told his brother he was "tired of Minnesota women." The truth is he was really trying to put distance between himself and the spot where he'd stashed his girlfriend's murdered body.SEE ALSO: Stillwater man, upset about Xbox ban, beat ... More >>
For two hellish years, the Iranian government held Shane Bauer prisoner on suspicion of being a spy. The worst part, he now says, was the four months he spent in a solitary cell. But since his release, Bauer has been surprised to discover even more troubling prison practices happening on American so ... More >>
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Stephon Shannon, the 17-year-old charged earlier this summer in the fatal shooting of a 5-year-old in north Minneapolis, has now been indicted by a grand jury for first-degree murder. Shannon was previously charged with aiding and abetting murder in the first degree, a felony that could carry a ma ... More >>
Amy Senser has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for killing Anousone Phanthavong in a hit-and-run last August. The decision was announced downtown today and reported by KARE 11 on Twitter. State guidelines called for a 41- to 57-month sentence; the defense attorney for Senser, Eric Nelson, wan ... More >>
Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, the transgender woman who pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter last month, will remain in a male prison for the duration of her sentence, despite safety concerns from her attorneys and supporters. Minnesota prisons do follow transgender placement guidelines that c ... More >>
Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman who pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter last month, will be incarcerated in a male prison, at least for now. McDonald was arrested last summer for fatally stabbing Dean Alvin Schmitz outside the Schooner Tavern in South Minneapolis. The Hennep ... More >>
Convicted child molester William Jacobs agreed to disbarment yesterday, according to a press release issued by the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility. Jacobs, a former teacher and one-time Minneapolis Parks Police chief, pled guilty to molesting children last month and was sentenced to ... More >>
Cop killer Ronald Schneider won't be getting out of prison anytime soon. Schneider, a 70-year-old convicted of murdering a Robbinsdale police officer in 1985, is one of just a few men currently in the Minnesota prison system unaffected by the 1993 law mandating life without parole for killing a cop ... More >>
The next time William Jacobs is a free man, he could be well into his 80s. Jacobs, a former Minneapolis Parks Police chief and teacher, was sentenced to 18 years in prison Monday for child molestation and possession of child pornography. And when he is released, he'll serve another 10 years of p ... More >>
Hill is a basketball coach and father of Ohio State hoops star Tayler Hill.Last September, Paul Hill -- a father of seven with a clean record -- got into an argument with an acquaintance named Patrick Adams outside the YWCA at 2121 E. Lake St. in Minneapolis.The argument escalated into a physical ... More >>
Once the owner of a 17,000 square-foot mansion, fallen auto mogul Denny Hecker is now just trying to find a stable prison cell to call home. Hecker, who pleaded guilty to multiple counts of fraud two years ago, was transferred out of the federal prison in Duluth on February 8, confirms Chris Burk ... More >>
Michael Hudalla, formerly a prominent figure in the Minneapolis biker scene, was sentenced to more than six years in prison yesterday for two racketeering charges. Hudalla was also ordered to pay a combined total of $847,023 in restitution to City Mortgage and Provident Funding. We first wrote a ... More >>
Thomas Hart was arrested for ruining "girls night."Thomas Hart might have drawn a few strange looks from other inmates if anyone in Hennepin County Jail asked what he was in for.The answer is, Hart was doing time for murder. Ferret murder.Last week, Hart was arrested for the drowning death of his ... More >>
Rainbow Foods store manager Scott Ostrom was fired a week after the man who stabbed him was sentenced to prison. Ostrom had been store director at the Midway Rainbow Foods in St. Paul on May 9 when Russell Terry Johnson stabbed him in the chest because he was angry over a debit card transaction ... More >>
Whitcomb got near the maximum sentence for his crime.Scott Whitcomb, a former police officer and employee with the Drug Enforcement Agency, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the production of child pornography. Whitcomb, 48, was arrested in December after he was caught by police in an ... More >>
Shelby and Williams face a sentence of up to 40 years in prison.Robert Shelby and Semaj Williams broke into Shea Stremcha's house and shot him to death after he confronted them with a knife, according to a complaint filed by the Hennepin County Attorney's office yesterday.Shelby and Wiliams ... More >>
Chrishaun McDonald, charged with stabbing David Schmitz to death earlier this month outside The Schooner Tavern in South Minneapolis, is claiming that her status as transgender jeopardizes her ability to receive a fair trial. McDonald is also claiming self defense.
Bozicevich faces life in prison. The question is whether or not he may be eligible for parole.The sentencing date for Minnesota Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich, recently convicted of murdering two fellow Army men in 2008, has been put off indefinitely because his attorney was involved in a skydiving a ... More >>
Anthony Titus was 16 years old when he was gunned down in an alley near Fremont Avenue N. last Fourth of July, the city's 26th homicide of the year. Minneapolis police say he and his friends were "mean mugged" by some gang-bangers in an SUV because one of the guys hanging out with Titus was ... More >>
Timothy Carson: All the shit hit the fan at once.Timothy Carson, the Minneapolis Police SWAT team member who carved a swath of violent robberies through Hennepin and Dakota counties last year, will serve 122 months in prison. Carson is already serving an eight-year federal sentence in Texas ... More >>
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Photo via WikipediaThe United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth -- The Big House -- is Tom Petters' new addressPonzi schemer Tom Petters is headed for The Big House: the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. And unless his legal team can pull a rabbit out of its hat and win an app ... More >>
David HoffmanBy the time David Hoffman was done with his late wife, Carol, he'd choked her to death, cut her up, tried to feed the pieces to the garbage disposal, and then dumped them in Weaver Lake. That was in 1980. Yesterday, the 63-year-old Corcoran man was denied parole on his 1981 co ... More >>
Honoring the war dead shouldn't include check forgeryOne suspects that when American troops die in battle to protect truth, justice and the American way, they don't include check fraud as a value worth fighting for. Not that that bothered three Wisconsin parolees caught trying to cash checks ... More >>
The revelation came yesterday during a hearing on whether convicted murderer, kidnapper, and rapist Ming Sen Shiue should be civilly committed or released.
Tom PettersSeeking a more lenient sentence after his client was convicted of orchestrating a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme, disgraced businessman Tom Petters's lawyer, Paul Engh, has decided the best way to make his point is to equate Petters with one of the most reviled figures in New York's fi ... More >>
The convicted swindler could easily receive a life sentence for the Ponzi scheme.
His lawyer managed to get the felony count of expelling bodily substances at a public safety worker dismissed in court.
Paul Andrew Petersen punched a pregnant woman, prompting her baby's premature birth and subsequent death.
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When your girlfriend gets pregnant and doesn't get an abortion, it's time to take matters into your own hands. And then spend the rest of your life in prison. Awesome idea.
The parents who prayed instead of seeking medical care for their dying 11-year-old daughter have been sentenced to six months in jail for her death.
One of the Texas men accused of possessing Molotov cocktails during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul has been sentenced to two years in prison for the crime.
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