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Man Faces 6 Charges for Northern Minnesota Courthouse Shooting

Court ActionMINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A northern Minnesota man accused of shooting a prosecutor and witness after he was found guilty of a sex crime last week is facing new charges – including two counts of premeditated attempted murder.

According to the complaint, 42-year-old Daniel Schlienz told authorities he had a plan to hurt Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell if found guilty. But Schlienz told authorities he did not plan to kill Scannell or the witness, Gary Thompson.

Both men are still hospitalized. Scannell is in fair condition; Thompson is in good condition.

Schlienz is in custody. Bail was set at $2 million. His case is being handled by the public defender’s office, but that office has no comment, saying an attorney will be assigned once officials know where the case will be heard.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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