James Irvin Lentz was sentenced yesterday.Joshua Michael Martin and Jason Jones had just killed Maplewood Police Sgt. Joe Bergeron last May, and Martin needed a ride from his mom's house. So he called his friend James Irvin Lentz.
Lentz showed up, Martin got in the car, told his friend that ... More >>
Missed opportunity?Joshua Michael Martin is the St. Paul man sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in the shooting death of Maplewood police Sgt. Joe Bergeron.
He granted us a jailhouse interview for our cover story "Cop Killer,." While gathering some background information on Martin ... More >>
Joshua Martin figures god's in his corner.Joshua Martin is certain of two things.
First, he knows he's going to prison for his role in killing Sgt. Joe Bergeron of the Maplewood Police Department over a screwed up dope buy and carjacking.
Second, even though the sentencing judge thinks he ... More >>
Martin pleaded guilty to killing Sgt. Joe BergeronNewly-convicted cop killer Joshua M. Martin, a 21-year-old guy who was living with his mother at the time he was accused of gunning down Maplewood police Sgt. Joe Bergeron two months ago, has been sentenced to more than 35 years in prison.
He ... More >>
BergeronThousands of mourners turned out yesterday to pay their last respects to Sgt. Joe Bergeron, 49, of the Maplewood Police Department, after he was shot and killed on Saturday during a manhunt for a couple of carjackers.
The 26-year veteran of the force was laid to rest after a packed f ... More >>