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Man Serving Life Sentence for Murder of West Fargo Woman will Remain in Prison

Garcia was convicted in the murder and aggravated assault of Cherryl Tendeland in 1995

  WEST FARGO, ND — The man serving a life sentence for killing a West Fargo woman when he was 16 will remain in prison. The North Dakota Supreme Court has rejected Barry Garcia’s appeal for the crime he committed as a juvenile. Garcia was convicted in the murder and aggravated assault of Cherryl Tendeland in 1995. His lawyers say…

Former Moorhead Man Accused of Torturing, Killing Cats Makes Plea

Greer entered the plea to a charge of mistreatment and torture of animals

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A former Moorhead man accused of torturing and killing three cats at an apartment in January has entered an Alford plea. That means Jalen Greer isn’t admitting guilt, but says if he went to trial, he would lose. Greer entered the plea to a charge of mistreatment and torture of animals. Two other charges against him were…

Iowa Man Arrested in Grand Forks Charged with Setting Stepson on Fire

He faces first-degree murder and first-degree arson charges

Randy Miles Jr., 41, was taken into custody by law enforcement in Grand Forks Monday.GRAND FORKS, ND — An Iowa man detained in Grand Forks as a material witness in a homicide, has been charged with murder. Randy Miles Jr. of Des Moines has been arrested on suspicion of killing his stepson. He faces first-degree murder and first-degree arson charges….

Moorhead Man Pleads Not Guilty to Killing, Torturing Cats

If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead man accused of torturing and killing three cats has pleaded not guilty. Jalan Greer, 23, will stand trial starting July 25 for three counts of felony mistreatment of animals. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison. Court documents say police were called to Greer’s apartment in January on a report of a…

Suspect Accused in Killing of Crookston Woman Returns to Polk County

Frazier is charged in the death of 48-year-old Tawnja Wallace

  POLK COUNTY, Minn. — The Crookston man facing second murder charges, returns to Polk County. Forty-nine-year-old Eddie Frazier was released from the Hennepin County jail. Frazier is charged in the death of 48-year-old Tawnja Wallace. Her body was found in a bathtub in their Crookston apartment earlier this month. Frazier was arrested in Bloomington after fleeing from police. Categories:…

Fargo Man Accused of Two Murders Appears in Court

Ashley Hunter attended a pre-trial conference

  FARGO, ND — A man charged with killing two men in Fargo was back in court. Ashley Hunter attended a pre-trial conference. Lawyers from both sides were briefed on the rules moving forward in the trial, which is scheduled to begin on Monday and is expected to last two weeks. Attorneys agreed to last minute stipulations such as allowing…

Two Charged, Four Others Being Considered in Killing of Hennepin County 19-Year-Old

Authorities say the group of six planned to break into Elder's apartment and rough him up but ending up shooting Elder in the neck

Megan Cater, 19 (L) and Noah Peterson, 21 (R)  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — Two people have been charged with murder in Hennepin County and four others could face charges. Megan Cater, 19, and 21-year-old Noah Peterson are accused of shooting and killing 19-year-old Corey Elder. They are charged with murder, burglary and assault. Authorities say the group of six planned…

Attorneys for St. Anthony Officer Accused of Fatal Shooting Claim They Won’t Get Fair Trial

They claim relentless and biased media coverage means Yanez won't get a fair trial in Ramsey County

RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — A police officer charged with shooting a black motorist is appealing a judge’s decision against moving his trial. Attorneys for St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez have asked the Minnesota Court of Appeals to reverse the ruling. They claim relentless and biased media coverage means Yanez won’t get a fair trial in Ramsey County. Prosecutors have…

Minnesota Mom Fighting to Change Law that Set Her Son’s Killer Free

On February 7th, 2003, Sweats left her 3-year-old son, Cameron in the care of a family friend, Samuel Christopher Jones while she went to work

  MINNESOTA — A Minnesota mom is fighting to change the law when it comes to sentencing guidelines¬†when someone kills a child. Cynthia Sweats said when it comes to¬†punishing someone for killing a child, the state is much too lenient. Samuel Christopher Jones On February 7th, 2003, Sweats left her 3-year-old son, Cameron in the care of a family friend,…

Man Convicted in “Operation Speed Racer” Loses Appeal

The killing was tied to a violent cartel based in Tijuana, Mexico

  EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — A man convicted of murder in a North Dakota drug conspiracy case tied to a major Mexican cartel has lost his appeal. Gabriel Martinez had claimed that his lawyers did a poor job and one of them was too chummy with Federal Judge Ralph Erickson. He sentenced Martinez to life in prison in 2008…