It took weeks, police chases, and a discovery at an Arby's, but on Friday, Lyle "Ty" Hoffman was finally in court. Hoffman -- the Lush Food Bar co-founder who allegedly murdered his former business and romantic partner Kelly Phillips before disappearing for over a month -- would face a judge. The e ... More >>
During the early morning hours of July 5, Minneapolis's 15th and 16th homicides of the year occurred. As was the case with the city's 13th and 14th homicides late last month, both murders were north Minneapolis shootings.In total, five people were shot during the wee hours of Saturday morning, inclu ... More >>
Last month, City Council President Barb Johnson, who represents a good chunk of north Minneapolis, unloaded on her colleagues and city staff for spending their time on things like studies about racial inequalities instead of public safety issues, especially in her part of the city.The pertinence of ... More >>
The couple shot to death last week in Eden Prairie following a high-speed chase involving a stolen car were gunned down because they wouldn't put down a knife, authorities say.THE BACKSTORY: Man and woman fatally shot following police chase on Hwy 212 After the heisted red Saab crashed on Highway 21 ... More >>
Last Friday, 22-year-old north Minneapolis resident Devonte Coppage became St. Paul's first homicide victim of 2014.SEE ALSO: St. Paul pot dealer shot by customer upset about the "bad weed" he'd sold him According to authorities, Coppage was allegedly shot to death around 6:30 p.m. during a pot deal ... More >>
Today, a Ramsey County jury convicted Jeffrey Trevino of count of second-degree murder without intent to kill in connection with the death of his wife, Kira.THE BACKSTORY: Jeffrey Trevino's attorney raises possibility Kira was murdered during pot deal gone awry Trevino was found not guilty, however, ... More >>
Jetaun Wheeler has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of her boyfriend.SEE ALSO: Nancy Sullivan, Shoreview victim, is 8th MSP woman allegedly killed by husband/BF since December According to authorities, the body of Wheeler's 58-year-old boyfriend (authorities haven' ... More >>
Last Thursday in Mankato, Minneapolis resident Levi Minissale allegedly stabbed 20-year-old Yesenia Gonzalez to death and left her husband injured. After he was arrested, Minissale told police Gonzalez got what she deserved "in a way."THE BACKSTORY: Levi Minissale of Mpls allegedly murdered his ex-g ... More >>
Minneapolis resident Levi Minissale has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend to death yesterday morning in Mankato.SEE ALSO: Mankato beer pong game ends in alleged knife attack Minissale also faces an assault charge for allegedly stabbing and in ... More >>
Nearly five months after she disappeared, Danielle Jelinek's body has been found.THE BACKSTORY: Aaron Schnagl, on-again/off-again boyfriend, is "person of interest" in Jelinek disappearance Jelinek was last seen in December with Aaron Schnagl, her on-again, off-again boyfriend. He was later identifi ... More >>
Yesterday, Aaron Schaffhausen pleaded guilty to brutally murdering his three daughters last July in the River Falls home they lived in with their mother.SEE ALSO: Edina Realty won't sell house where Aaron Schaffhausen allegedly killed his three girls But Schaffhausen maintains he was insane and want ... More >>
After he was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the grisly Thanksgiving killings of Little Falls teens Nick Brady and Haile Kifer in his home, Byron Smith claimed that he was the victim of eight burglaries in recent years accounting for tens of thousands of dollars in stolen items. ... More >>
Plus, Governor Dayton doesn't want to relax marijuana laws, Strib journalists want raises
Jawon Osburn has been named as the 16-year-old victim of a gunshot homicide that happened Monday night.Osburn, identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, was found shot on the 2900 block of Dupont Avenue, and declared dead on the scene after paramedics were unable to resuscitate him. Osb ... More >>
Brian Nelson, a 20-year-old from St. Paul, has been identified as the victim of a fatal stabbing in a downtown parking ramp. Nelson and another man were stabbed in the early morning hours on Monday, after an altercation with a third man.Police were called to the scene to stop a fight at the Ramp ... More >>
Jonathan Rubio-Segura is a murderer, at least according to Hennepin County jurors.Jurors deliberated for five hours before deciding Jonathan Rubio-Segura's fate in his murder trial this afternoon. The verdict: guilty. Rubio-Segura was hanging out in downtown Minneapolis last spring, drunk, when ... More >>
Williams-Tillman, 19, is held pending charges of 2nd-degree murder.Damone Williams-Tillman was arrested Saturday on suspicion of killing Josselyn Bishop, 19, a Mankato State University student.Bishop, a native of Henderson, had been the victim of multiple stab wounds. Her body was found by a road ... More >>
Byron Brantley, Leandrews Miller and Xavier Buckhanan have all been charged in connection with the murder of Trevell Glass early Wednesday morning outside Born's Bar in St. Paul. Brantley, the suspected triggerman in the shooting, made it easy for the cops to track him down: He left a trail ... More >>
S.D. Rep. Phil Jensen says this is all a misunderstanding.A bill that could make murdering an abortion provider a justifiable homicide was apparently this close to becoming law in neighboring South Dakota. But Phil Jensen, the Rapid City Republican and avid abortion rights opponent who authored ... 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 >>
James Teto Grant was murdered last summer.Seventeen-year-old Leonard B. Baker will spend the next 23 years of his life in prison after pleading guilty in January to beating another teenager to death with a shovel in Wirth Park last summer. He was sentenced today. James Teto Grant's decomposi ... More >>
Ahmednur Ali was shot and killed at the Brian Coyle Center in Sept. 2008A drive-by shooting outside Brian Coyle Community Center last night left two Somali men wounded and rekindled fears about gang violence. Neither the victims nor the suspects have been named by police. One of the injured ... More >>
Ryan Eugene LoydAnthony Titus had just turned 16 years old when he was shot dead on the night of the Fourth of July in a backyard on the 2900 block of Fremont Avenue North. Family and friends said they were sure the boy wasn't in a gang, and that the shooting wasn't gang-related. As Minneapol ... More >>
City Pages file photoBob Murderer of the MurderersIn the late '90s, when bands like Dillinger Four, Code 13, and the Strike were ruling the local punk scene, filmmaker Patti Rhodes set out to make a documentary about Minneapolis punk rock. The resulting one-hour film, Debasement Video Fanzine, Vo ... More >>
Chase Boruch is accused of killing his mother for money.Chase Boruch had already been through the ringer. But to the rest of the world, it looked as though the 24-year-old Iraq War veteran had managed to avoid the mental health roulette endemic to the conflict--returning home, starting college, a ... 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 >>
Photo by chrishimselfLorenzo McKittrick was walking back to him foster parent's home last weekend when he ran into Ke'Andre Frazier in an alley behind a Madison-area shopping center. The 16-year-old let Frazier borrow his cell phone before the 17-year-old started fighting him and kicking him to t ... More >>
Vukmir faces attempted homicide chargesLet it it be said that 74-yera-old Milutin Vukmir is not an axe murderer, but it sounds like he came perilously close to earning the title on Saturday when he attacked his blind landlord in Kenosha. His beef? He was being evicted. This, evidently, was t ... More >>
Minneapolis police report overnight that one woman was shot dead and another was wounded in the 1300 block of Logan Ave. N. at about 2:30 a.m. The dead victim's identity is not yet available and will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiners Office. The wounded woman was transp ... More >>
On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death
One of the men charged in the fatal beating in South Minneapolis last year has been found guilty of second-degree murder. Franklin Anthony Chosa, 26, and his cousin, Jeffrey Robert Chosa, were charged with beating Carlos Trevino Jr. to death with their fists June 25 outside a party on the 2600 b ... More >>
He was shot and killed at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Lake Street at the intersection of Clinton Avenue, a few blocks east of I-35W.
Scruggs beat him with his fists and strangled him with a cord before stabbing him in the neck, killing him, police say.
It appears that last week's fatal shooting of Orlando Nunn stemmed from anger over a botched IRS fraud, and it doesn't count as the 7th murder in Minneapolis this year.
Police aren't saying whether the shooting death was intentional, but the men grew up together and were friends, according to a neighbor.
The St. Paul police have arrested one man for allegedly shooting another dead late Monday. And looks like the man police shot and killed Tuesday was not the killer.
Tyrone Adair, the subject of a massive manhunt after his two daughters and their mothers were found murdered, was found dead Monday.
Criminal charges were filed today in the June 11 shooting death of Vincent Glover.
A Wisconsin mom is accused of helping her 36-year-old son dispose of his girlfriend's body after he strangled her to death.
Hassan Mohamed Abdillahi has been convicted of killing 21-year-old Abdishakur Adan Hassan at a Somali Mall last fall.
The death of a 97-year-old man thrown to the floor by wrestling legend Verne Gagne was ruled a homicide.
Hennepin county faces a huge case backlog
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