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Little Falls Man Who Killed Teens in his Home Denied New Trial

A Little Falls man convicted of killing two teenagers who broke into his home on Thanksgiving Day 2012 won't be getting a new trial. The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the 2014 conviction of Byron Smith.

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Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty to Killing Woman, Ditching Body

A former Wisconsin police officer has pleaded guilty to killing an Oregon woman and ditching her body in a suitcase along a highway.

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Criminal Trial Underway for Ex-Viking, Business Partner

Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Stu Voigt and a business partner will stand trial this week on criminal charges accusing them of stealing from investors.

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Jury Convicts St. Paul Woman of Killing Boyfriend

A jury has convicted a pregnant St. Paul woman of fatally stabbing her boyfriend last summer but found the killing was not intentional.

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Mental Illness Phase Ends in Mankato Murder Trial

The mental illness phase has wrapped up in the trial of a man who was convicted of killing a Mankato woman.

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Defense Rests in Trial Over Death of Vikings Peterson’s Son

The defense has rested in the trial of a South Dakota man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Twenty-nine-year-old Joseph Patterson has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and other charges in the October 2013 death of Tyrese Robert Ruffin, who was the son of his girlfriend and Peterson.

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Maplewood Man, 90, Incompetent to Stand Trial in Son Killing

A 90-year-old Maplewood man accused of fatally shooting his son has been found incompetent to stand trial.

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Joseph Patterson, Facebook
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Man Accused of Killing Adrian Peterson’s Son to Stand Trial

A man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson two years ago is set to stand trial in South Dakota.

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Teen Accused of Planning School Attack Certified as Adult

A judge has certified a Waseca teenager accused of planning to kill his family and attack his high school to stand trial as an adult.

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Court Denies Star Tribune Bid to Object to Courtroom Closing

The Minnesota Supreme Court has rejected the Star Tribune's bid for an explanation why a courtroom was closed during the trial of a Little Falls man convicted of killing two teenage intruders.

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