After a nearly two-month-long trial, three members of the highly organized, Minneapolis-born Native Mob gang were found guilty in federal court Tuesday of a combined 16 counts, including racketeering and attempted murder.
The guilty verdicts mark a victory for prosecutors in a criminal investigatio ... More >>
Derrick Deangelo Catchings, a 16-year-old from Brooklyn Park, will be tried as an adult in the murder of a teenager slain on his bike last summer in north Minneapolis, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Catchings has been in jail since last September on a separate case, and made hi ... More >>
Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman facing two second-degree murder charges, agreed to a plea deal in court today.
McDonald pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, which will carry a 41-month sentence.
McDonald was accused of stabbing Dean Alvin Schmitz in the heart outside the S ... More >>
Timothy Bakdash was found guilty of second-degree murder by a Hennepin County jury yesterday afternoon.
Hennepin County prosecutors charged Bakdash with first and second-degree murders over a spring 2011 incident where Bakdash, who had been drinking at The Library Bar in Dinkytown, deliberately ... More >>
Hennepin CountyJonathan Rubio-Segura killed Anthony Gale in March 2010.Jonathan Rubio-Segura is living two nightmares.
The 27-year old is on trial this week for second-degree murder after he drunkenly punched Anthony Gale in the face outside a downtown strip club in March 2010. Rubio-Segura's su ... More >>
Heuer pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal sexual conduct and one kidnapping charge.John Heuer, the Spring Lake Park resident who kidnapped and sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl, pleaded guilty yesterday to the facts of the case, WCCO reports. Heuer was arrested in May for kidnapping a gi ... More >>
Michael Richard Swanson will plead guilty.Michael Swanson has already been found guilty of murdering Sheila Myers in cold blood at a store in Humboldt, Iowa, last November. Now he's going to plead guilty to the second murder that night, of Vicky Bowman-Hall, in Algona.
His legal team is tell ... More >>
Swanson claims he was insane.Seventeen-year-old Michael Swanson, famous for smiling and laughing after being charged in November with murdering two Iowa gas station workers in two separate shootings, plans to claim insanity as a defense when his trials start this summer.
Hennepin County JailRachel Reeves is off the hook for murder--but maybe not for long.Rachel Reeves was supposed to go to trial yesterday on charges that she killed her 15-month old, Julia Leigh Rivera, two years ago. But when a key witness--the babysitter who was with the little girl when she sto ... More >>
Jamaal Freeman, convicted once in the 2007 murder of Mark Loesch, beat the rap today when the jury in his second trial found him not guilty today.
Police arrested Freeman after he was fingered by Donald Eugene Jackson, who had already pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery for his role in Loes ... More >>
Why did it take three investigations, two trials, and one year of legal ups and downs to convict Alfred Flowers of sassing a cop? He may never know: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and the FBI have declared the records top-secret.
In drug- or gang-related cases, one of the favorite weapons of prosecutors is confidential informants like Johnny Edwards. Trouble is, a lot of them will say anything to get themselves out of the hot seat--and continue committing crimes while they're turn