Aug 01, 2020
Overnight Crime In Minneapolis Continues, With One Homicide And Two Shootings
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – On Friday night into Saturday morning, three shootings took place in Minneapolis, one of which left a man dead.
At 7:48 p.m. on Friday, police responded to the 4000 block of Humboldt Avenue N. on a report that a person was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
When officers arrived, they found man in his 40s, dead inside the house.They interviewed a woman in her 30s, who was at the home.
Officers noted some inconsistencies and notified the homicide unit, who came out and started an investigation. As they proceeded further into the investigation, they arrested the woman in the house and brought her to city hall, where she was interviewed and subsequently booked into Hennepin County Adult Detention Center on probable cause murder.
There is believed to be a known relationship between the woman and the man; at a press conference Saturday morning, Minneapolis PIO John Elder said there is no danger to the public.
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Officers also responded at 2:28 a.m. to a shooting report at North Memorial Medical Center. A man in his 60s said he was shot somewhere on Golden Valley Road. Suffering from a non-life threatening wound, he transported himself to North Memorial.
At the intersection of 1st Avenue N. and 5th Street, officers heard shots fired at 3:12 a.m. They also reported hearing the bullets fly past them. The officers got out of their car and saw a woman down on the ground with a gunshot wound. They called for an ambulance and she was treated for a non-life threatening injury and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center.
Later, at North Memorial, a man and a woman arrived both with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. They reported being injured as a result of the same incident on the intersection of 1st Avenue N. and 5th Street.
A marked squad car was also occupied when it was struck by a bullet; no one was injured. Officials believe that a problem property played a role in the incident.
All three cases are under investigation at this time.
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1 Of 2 Girls Convicted In Slender Man Stabbing Loses Appeal
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a classmate because she believed a fictional horror character named Slender Man would attack her family if she didn’t kill the girl lost an appeal Wednesday.
Morgan Geyser was 12 at the time of the 2014 attack. Geyser’s attorney Matthew Pinix had argued that she should have been charged with second-degree intentional homicide, which would have placed the case in juvenile court. Instead, she was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, which put the case in adult court.
But Wisconsin’s 2nd District Court of Appeals found that the Waukesha County Circuit Court correctly kept the case in adult court.
Pinix said he planned to appeal Wednesday’s ruling to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He declined further comment until he had finished reading the ruling.
Geyser pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree intentional homicide for the 2014 attack on Payton Leutner, who was stabbed 19 times and left for dead. Investigators said Geyser and co-defendant Anissa Weier lured her from a sleepover to a nearby park in Waukesha. All three girls were 12.
The appeals court did not rule on whether statements Geyser made to police should have been allowed at trial. The appeals court said it didn’t matter because other evidence against her was overwhelming.
Geyser was ordered to spend 40 years in a mental health institution. Weier was committed to a mental health facility for 25 years.
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