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Law enforcement supporters holding signs outside the Stearns County Courthouse during the Brian Fitch Senior trial. Photo by WJON.com's Dan DeBaun.
Law enforcement supporters holding signs outside the Stearns County Courthouse during the Brian Fitch Senior trial. Photo by WJON.com's Dan DeBaun.
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Testimony Concludes in Fitch Trial, Jury to Get Case Monday

Both the prosecution and the defense have rested their case in the Brian Fitch Senior murder trial. Closing arguments are set for Monday morning, before the jury begins deliberations.

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Pete Nyblom
Pete Nyblom
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UPDATE: Inmate Testifies, Says Brian Fitch Asked Him to Kill Witnesses

Prosecutors continue to present their case in day five of the Brian Fitch Senior murder trial in St. Cloud. Fitch is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Mendota heights Police Officer Scott Patrick.

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Stearns County Jail photo
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Investigator: Cash, Brass Knuckles and Map Found in Fitch’s Pants Pocket

A handful of witnesses took the witness stand in the morning session of the Brian Fitch Senior murder trial today. Testimony centered around shell casings and guns found at the scene of the police shootout.

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Stearns County Courthouse, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Stearns County Courthouse, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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UPDATE: Jury Hears From Passengers With Fitch During Shootout

The trial for accused cop killer Brian Fitch has resumed in St. Cloud this morning on what would have been slain officer Scott Patrick's 48th birthday.

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Northern Minnesota Man Indicted In Infant Son’s Death

A northern Minnesota man now faces first-degree murder charges in the child abuse death of his infant son.

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2 Sentenced In Overdose Death Of 17-Year-Old Woodbury Girl

Two men have been sentenced for providing a synthetic drug to a 17-year-old girl who died of an overdose in Woodbury.

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Ty Hoffman
Ty Hoffman
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Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Shooting Of Ex-Boyfriend

A man charged with gunning down his ex-boyfriend and business partner at an Arden Hills gas station last summer has pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional murder.

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Stearns County Courthouse, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Stearns County Courthouse, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Ex-Girlfriend Testifies About Gun, Threats Against Police in Fitch Trial

Some key witnesses for the prosecution took the stand on day two of the Brian Fitch Senior murder trial, including Fitch's ex-girlfriend and the couple who sold Fitch a green Pontiac Grand Am.

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Stearns County Jail photo
Stearns County Jail photo
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UPDATE: Eye Witnesses Take the Stand In Day One Of Fitch Murder Trial

Court adjourned on the first day of the Brian Fitch murder trial at the Stearns County Courthouse. The jury listened to 10 witness statements that included people from the scene, officers and a Ramsey County Medical Examiner.

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Brian Fitch Senior
Brian Fitch Senior
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Jury Picked For Trial In Killing Of Minnesota Police Officer

A jury has been selected to hear the murder trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a Mendota Heights police officer last summer.

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