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Man faces unintentional murder and related charges

In Minnesota, one man is dead, and another is facing criminal charges following a shooting on Dec. 9. According to media sources, a 20-year-old man allegedly threatened a number of people with a gun before shooting one of them and then running from police in neighboring North Dakota. Reports indicate that the alleged shooter and the fatally injured man knew each other.

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.

Ax-murder leads to homicide charges for Minnesota man

Minneapolis residents may be interested in knowing about an alleged homicide case that is unfolding west of the Twin City area. News sources say that a 24-year-old man is facing a second-degree murder charge following the deadly incident, which occurred in Hopkins on August 25. According to reports, the criminal complaint was filed in Hennepin County on August 28.

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