murder

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Gary New Duluth Manslaughter Case

A 35-year-old Hibbing man has plead not guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the shooting and killing of 35-year-old Kevin Weiss in December in Gary New Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.-A 35-year-old Hibbing man has plead not guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the shooting and killing of 35-year-old Kevin Weiss in December in Gary New Duluth. According to the criminal complaint, Brian Ross Shaw, knew the victim in the shooting with the defendant telling police that “he has known Mr. Weiss for many years and they grew up together.” Investigators…

Alleged Closs Murderer and Kidnapper Appears in Court

Criminal Complaint Released by Barron County

BARRON, Wis.- The man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs for 88 days and killing her parents could be sentenced to life in prison. He’s facing four serious charges including two counts of first degree homicide, and one count of kidnapping, and armed burglary. The press conference on Monday was vastly different than the one held last Friday when Closs escaped….

Judge Finds Noah King Guilty in Murder of William Grahek

Judge Munger Reaches Verdict after Four Days

DULUTH, Minn.- Guilty. That’s the verdict for a man involved in the trial for the murder of 22-year-old UMD student William Grahek. 20-year-old Noah King will be sentenced for charges related to that crime, by the judge’s decision. The judge says King is guilty of aiding and abetting first degree intentional murder while trying to commit a burglary, and also…

Sister, Brother Sentenced in UMD Student’s Death

On Thursday, May 24, Noah Baker, 20, and Tara Baker, 23, Were Sentenced for their Connection to the 2017 Murder of UMD Student William Grahek, 22

DULUTH, Minn. – A difficult situation for two mothers, family members and friends entering the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth Thursday. More than 15 months after the murder of UMD student William Grahek, 22, two suspects — a brother and sister — involved in the case were sentenced for their role in the crime. Police responded to the scene…

Nephew Accused of Murdering Uncle in Carlton County

New details from authorities in what's considered Carlton County's first murder investigation in 2018.

PROGRESS TOWNSHIP, Minn.- A Bayfield man is facing charges of murder and attempted murder after a shooting in Carlton County over the weekend that involved the suspect’s uncle and cousin. Investigators believe suspect James Montano shot and killed his uncle, while also grazing his cousin with a bullet in this shootout. But a motive is still not clear. According to the criminal…

Mistrial Declared in Lincoln Park Murder Case

Defense Claims Another Man Shot the Victim

The trial for a man charged with second degree murder in Duluth has been stalled with a mistrial, even before the first witness took the stand. Aaron Demetrius Humphreys, 43, is accused of intentional second degree murder in the shooting death of Orin Vann outside of a Lincoln Park bar in 2016. Tuesday, a mistrial was declared after Prosecutor Nathan…

Minnesota Woman Pleads Guilty to Boyfriend’s Death in YouTube Stunt

Monalisa Perez HALSTAD, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her boyfriend in a videotaped stunt they planned to post to YouTube. Monalisa Perez, 20, pleaded guilty last week to second-degree manslaughter in the June death of 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz III, The Star Tribune reported. Perez has two young children with Ruiz. Perez told investigators…