Jury Convicts Man in St. Paul Workplace Shooting of Ex-Wife
ST. PAUL (AP) - A jury has convicted a St. Francis man of trying to kill his ex-wife at her North St. Paul workplace last November.
Jurors Thursday decided 48-year-old John Steurer meant to kill his ex-wife when he ambushed her at her office and shot her with a shotgun as she fled.
The woman told an investigator that Steurer came into her office with the shotgun and asked her, ``Do you have any last words?'' Deanna Steurer survived gunshot wounds to her side and arm.
John Steurer testified in his own defense, saying he meant only to cause his
ex-wife physical pain, not to kill her. He said he was angry over their divorce.
He'll be sentenced in July for intentional second-degree attempted murder.