According to prosecutors, 22-year-old Cheng Vang shot and killed Vone Moua, owner of Malina's bar in Frogtown, shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday morning after the two got into a dispute over a pool table rental.THE BACKSTORY: Vone Moua, owner of Malina's bar in Frogtown, killed inside his own barBoth Van ... More >>
Brooklyn Park police have identified 24-year-old Alberto Palmer as the prime suspect in the death of Klaressa Cook, whose body was found in the trunk of a gold Lexus towed from a Brooklyn Park grocery store to a Minneapolis impound lot.RELATED: Alberto Palmer told police he killed Brittany Clardy du ... More >>
Minneapolis resident Steven Moore has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 19-year-old Shakopee resident Marcos Pantaleon.According to the criminal complaint, Moore was attempting to rob Pantaleon's brother, a man he used to buy marijuana from, when he shot Marcos a ... More >>
Last month, Aaron Schaffhausen pleaded guilty to killing his three girls, but maintained he was insane when he carried out that unspeakable deed last July. But yesterday, a Wisconsin jury rejected Schaffhausen's insanity claim, meaning he'll have to serve his three life sentences in prison.SEE ALSO: ... More >>
After he was charged with murdering his wife, Kira, Jeffrey Trevino's bail was set at a relatively high $1 million.SEE ALSO: Jeffrey Trevino has a very creepy picture of his missing wife on his Facebook profile [IMAGE] During a court hearing yesterday, Trevino's attorney, John Conard, argued that hi ... More >>
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A judge sentenced a north Minneapolis teenager to 28 years in prison today for the murder of Nizzel George, a 5-year-old shot while sleeping on his grandmother's couch last summer. Stephon Shannon, 17, was indicted last August on multiple counts related to the slaying, including first-degree murder ... More >>
The murder of 3M computer analyst Sharon Bloom will be the subject of Investigation Discovery's "Motives and Murders: Cracking the Case" Saturday night. One day in November 1989, Bloom never returned from work. Her body turned up in a cornfield 10 days later.
Earlier this year, 20-year-old Naressa Turner moved from St. Paul to Atlanta. She had been receiving death threats via Facebook after a rumor spread that she witnessed a homicide in St. Paul, and she told relatives she no longer felt safe in Minnesota.SEE ALSO: Route 16 bus homicide: Tim Dortch alle ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Stillwater couple's pock-faced, cross-eyed mugshots double as anti-meth advertising [PHOTOS]Last October, Delbert Huber, then 81 years old, shot and killed Timothy Larson, a beloved teacher at St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West.On a Saturday morning that month, Huber hopped in a ca ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Aaron Schaffhausen allegedly killed his three daughters, ages 5 to 11, in River Falls homeToday, Aaron Schaffhausen was charged with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide two days after he allegedly killed his three young daughters.A criminal complaint released by the St. Croix ... More >>
Timothy Bakdash will spend at least the next 27 years behind bars for running over and killing University of Minnesota student Bejamin Van Handel after a night of heavy drinking last April.Judge Daniel Mabley today sentenced Bakdash, 30, to 40 years in prison, with his first parole eligibility ... More >>
Jody Lynmarvin Patzner Jr. was delivering a plate of lasagna three blocks down the street to a needy neighbor Monday evening just after 8:30 p.m. when he was gunned down in the 3500 block of Fremont Ave. N.He was shot to death after three boys demanded Patzner hand over his bike. A witness told the ... More >>
Kevin Mims was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison yesterday for stabbing a friend in downtown Minneapolis. Mims got into an argument with Brian Nelson and another acquaintance last fall after the two men teased him about being stingy with weed and money. The friends called him "cheap," s ... More >>
Timothy Bakdash's defense attorney plans to employ an unusual defense during his client's upcoming first-degree murder trial.It goes something like this: Timothy was very drunk, therefore he couldn't have planned to kill anybody when he drove his car onto a Dinkytown sidewalk and into a crowd of ... More >>
Steven E. Meyer marks the city's 31st homicide of the year.A 36-year-old Eden Prairie Man was fatally shot this this weekend in north Minneapolis, marking the city's 31st homicide of 2011. Steven E. Meyer was shot in the abdomen Saturday afternoon and died hours later at North Memorial Medi ... More >>
Felix Pedraza is the lead suspect in a case of a weekend party that resulted in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old father of three Francisco Hernandez. Minneapolis police were called to a south Minneapolis apartment complex, where they found a man, later identified as Hernandez, suffering from gun ... More >>
The city of St. Paul, in the mist of an astonishingly quiet year in violent deaths, was the site of a shooting homicide last night, bringing its annual total to just five.Around 6:30 last night, police were called to East 3rd Street and Bates Avenue, but by that time the victim's friends had alre ... More >>
Prince Moore told police he woke up to his wife stabbing him.Prince Moore told police he woke up early Tuesday morning to his wife trying to stab him. So, Moore said, he took the knife and stabbed his wife until she was beyond dead and the knife he'd used had bent from the strain, according to a ... More >>
Kevin Mims is charged with killing Brian Nelson after being called "cheap."Kevin Mims spent Sunday night out with the guys. At the end of the night, he stabbed two of the men, one of them fatally, after a drunken argument, according to charges filed yesterday by the Hennepin County Attorney's off ... More >>
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Michael Richard Swanson was fooled by McDonald's employees.Teenager Michael Swanson of St. Louis Park is accused of gunning down two Iowa convenience store workers in separate shootings last November, and he might not have been arrested were it not for the quick thinking of some McDonald's employ ... More >>
Minneapolis recorded its second homicide of the year last night, when police and medics found a man shot to death at about 10 p.m. in a car in an alley behind 3656 Clinton Avenue South. No one has been arrested in the shooting, but several people were detained near the scene, MPD spokesman ... More >>
Bates was found dead on Jan. 11.Minneapolis police say tonight that they've arrested Arnold Darwin Waukazo in the murder of Krissy Bates. He's being held on probable cause murder at the Hennepin County jail. Bates, the city's first homicide victim of the year, was found dead Jan. 11 in her a ... More >>
Chrissie Bates, a transgendered woman living northeast of the Basilica of St. Mary in downtown Minneapolis, is the city's first homicide victim this year. Formerly known as Christopher Bates, Chrissie was found dead Monday in an apartment at 1302 Linden Ave. Police have not officially iden ... More >>
HeatherHeatherHeatherRobbery, aggravated assault, and rape are all on the decline in Minneapolis. Close to numbers from the mid-1960s, in fact, according to new stats releases by the MPD that we mentioned yesterday. And even though murders doubled in 2010 compared to 2009, the past three ye ... More >>
Joseph John Sanchez, 28, is the man who was shot dead yesterday in St. Paul's Payne-Phalen neighborhood. This is the 17th murder in St. Paul this year. Police have not yet arrested anyone.
It was a gruesome scene: a mother and her two children, ages 8 and 10, dead in a Vadnais Heights apartment building late last night. Justus Ogendi Kebabe, 43, has already confessed to killing his wife and kids.
Just this morning we learned that Minneapolis recorded its 31st homicide of the year, a figure that stands in stark contrast to last year's total of 19. But our numbers pale in comparison to Chicago's 458 homicides last year. So maybe it makes sense that Mayor R.T. Rybak is looking to a Chica ... More >>
James Teto Grant, the 17-year-old whose body was found in Bassett Creek a few weeks ago by some families out for a kayak, was beaten to death and then dumped in the creek with his leg tied to a battery to hold him underwater. Golden Valley Police have now pinned murder charges on another teen ... More >>
Ryedelle Reginald Loving, a 21-year-old from Northeast Minneapolis, has been booked into the Hennepin County jail on probable cause murder in the death of Gilbert Jordan, the city's 30th homicide victim of the year. Minneapolis police Sgt. William Palmer said Loving was arrested at about 4 a. ... More >>
The Sunday night bulletin from Minneapolis police was bare bones: "At 8:50 p.m. patrol officers in the Fourth Precinct responded to a report of a male down in a backyard in the 2900 block of Fremont Av N. When officers and EMS arrived they found the body of a male thought to be in his later ... More >>
The body was found on the sidewalk at Lake Street and Clinton Avenue South.
Patricia Becht pled guilty and was sentenced today for killing her 10-year-old son and trying to kill her 11-year-old daughter.
The first suspect was arrested early last Saturday morning. The second surrendered to Minneapolis police at the 3rd Precinct later the same day.
Three men were shot in north Minneapolis Sunday evening, and one of them is in critical condition.
The Minneapolis cop who shot and killed 19-year-old Fong Lee has been charged with domestic assault. The woman involved, the officer's girlfriend, was also charged with assault.
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Prosecutors dropped murder charges against Phillip True. Then he was thrown in jail.
One jury sent Dameion Robinson to prison for life. The other said he was not guilty. Confusing? Not to the state Supreme Court.
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The girls all agreed: They went to Christi Mendoza's house to rob her. But something happened--and by the time it was over, she had died an unfathomably brutal death.
Relations between black cops and the Olson administration are likely to take another hit with the release of a citizens' committee report criticizing the MPD