Category Archives: Homicide

Protecting Your MN Business Isn’t Always Self Defense
Protecting Your MN Business Isn’t Always Self Defense
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Protecting yourself and what is rightfully yours is serious business for most Minnesotans.


When someone threatens you or your property, is it allowed under the law to defend yourself with deadly force, though? A Minneapolis shop owner is about to find out.


Last summer, as protests and looting were happening around the city, an owner of a Minneapolis store shot and killed a man outside of his business. Many may see this as a justified shooting, but Minnesota

Minnesota’s Five Types of Homicide
Minnesota’s Five Types of Homicide
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In Minnesota, someone who is charged with homicide can be charged in varying degrees. In fact, Minnesota has five different types of homicide that someone can be charged with.


Learn how Minnesota defines each type, what crimes fall under each degree, and the penalties associated with convictions.


First-Degree Murder


In Minnesota, first-degree murder is the most serious form of murder. It is charged as first-degree in cases that have aggravating factors such as:


  • Premeditation —

Was It a Minnesota Murder – Or Justifiable Homicide?
Was It a Minnesota Murder – Or Justifiable Homicide?
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Category: Homicide | Murder


Killing another person is the most serious crime you can commit. The Declaration of Independence says that we have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and “life” comes first for a reason.


However, sometimes killing someone else is considered justified by law. After all, there are dangerous people in the world, and sometimes they attack others.


Defending yourself in those circumstances is only natural. Minnesota law recognizes that and has included the possibility



With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:




Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Anthony Village, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Woodland and Hassan Township.



Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, May, West Lakeland, Garen and Point Douglas.


Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony, St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Township.


Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.


Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul.