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October 2017 Archives

Woman charged with murder sentenced

A 23-year-old Minnesota woman was sentenced to more than 30 years in prison on Oct. 16 for her involvement in the June 2016 beheading of a 20-year-old man. Her defense attorney had argued for the shortest term available, noting that she help authorities find the body and took responsibility for her role by pleading guilty.

Homicide rate falls in Minnesota while increasing nationally

New information from the FBI shows that the homicide rate in Minnesota has fallen from 2015 to 2016. The number of murders in the state dropped 25 percent in that period of time per 100,000 residents. According to the FBI report, there were 101 murders in the state in 2016 compared to 131 in 2015. Despite the drop in the murder rate, there was little change in the overall rate of violent crime in Minnesota.

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