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Minnesota man charged with attempting to murder a witness

| Sep 6, 2018 | Violent Crimes

Federal law enforcement authorities with the U.S. Attorney’s Office report that a 29-year-old Fond du Lac man was arraigned on several charges after he allegedly attempted to murder another person for testifying in a court proceeding. The man was arraigned on Aug. 24 in U.S. District Court.

According to the indictment, the man attempted to kill the witness with a gun in October of 2017. The U.S. Attorney’s Office reports that the man is a convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing or owning firearms.

Authorities also report that the man is a member of the Native Mob, which is a gang comprised of Native Americans who allegedly commit violent offenses in Minnesota as well as in other states. The man is reportedly in custody, but there is no information regarding his bond set or the potential penalties he is facing. His attorney declined to comment and stated that he had just met his client.

Someone who is facing charges of attempted homicide may want to get help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Serious felony charges such as homicide offenses may carry penalties of decades in prison. An attorney who is experienced with handling such cases may review the evidence against their client and try to determine if the investigations were conducted properly. If problems are identified, they might file evidentiary motions to seek the suppression of some of the evidence. The lawyer may then be able to secure a favorable plea agreement for lesser charges or a capped prison sentence.