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Minnesota man charged with murder and assault

A 22-year-old Minnesota man has been charged with murder in the second degree and assault with a deadly weapon in the second degree in connection with a series of events that left one man dead and another badly injured on the evening of Oct. 9. The man was apprehended at an airport in Connecticut according to media reports. Prosecutors claim that he was attempting to leave the country. The man faces up to 47 years in prison if he is convicted on both counts.

Man says intoxication blocked memory of killing his friend

A statement from the Hennepin County Attorney's Office indicates that a 63-year-old man from Hopkins has entered a guilty plea on charges that he killed his 66-year-old friend in March 2019. When speaking in court, the defendant said that he used a mix of drugs, alcohol and prescription medication the day that his friend died and cannot recall stabbing the man.

Survey finds rapes, sexual assaults increased in 2018

Minnesota readers might be concerned to learn that the number of Americans who say they were victims of rape and sexual assault nearly doubled between 2017 and 2018, according to an annual survey. The study was conducted by the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Minnesota man wanted for murder apprehended in Mexico

A 22-year-old man who was being sought by police in Minnesota in connection with a double homicide was taken into custody in Mexico on Aug. 24. According to media reports, Mexican police apprehended the man in a Cancun hotel room. He is said to have told the Todd County Sheriff's Office that he planned to turn himself in. Mexican authorities say that they plan to hand the man over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for transport back to Minnesota.

Man charged in Minnesota stabbing death

A 23-year-old Minnesota man has been charged with two counts of murder in the second degree in connection with the stabbing death of a 37-year-old woman. Charges of intentional second degree murder and second degree murder while committing second degree assault were filed against the man on Aug. 13. Each of the counts carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison.

Man accused of killing mother and assaulting father

A 42-year-old Minnesota has been charged with murder in the second degree and attempted murder in the second degree for allegedly killing his 68-year-old mother and attempting to kill his 71-year-old father. Prosecutors do not believe that the crimes were premeditated. The man faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted and his bail has been set at $1 million.

Minnesota teens charged with murder

Police in Minnesota have charged two boys, aged 15 and 16, in connection with the death of a 39-year-old Maple Grove man on June 11. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office has filed a motion to have the boys certified as adults. The 16-year-old has been charged with two counts of murder in the second degree. Charges against the 15-year-old will only be released if a judge certifies him as an adult. The pair also face burglary, auto theft, and eluding charges in connection with a subsequent incident.

Minnesota man accused of killing his brother

A 28-year-old Minnesota man has been charged with two counts of murder in the second degree in connection with the death of his brother. The Fergus Falls resident faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted. Prosecutors say that they plan to seek an aggravated sentence in the case because the victim was treated with particular cruelty. The man is now being held without bond at the Northwest Regional Corrections Center. Initial police reports do not provide any indication of why he may have killed his 19-year-old brother.

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