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How an Affair Can Turn Motive for Military Murder — Even in MN
How an Affair Can Turn Motive for Military Murder — Even in MN
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There’s a lot that’s unknown about the murder of Fort Hood Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen. The motive behind her murder is currently reported as an extramarital affair, but that may never truly be understood since the man who was responsible for her murder took his own life.

 

While the case of Specialist Guillen is still being investigated, there are some things covered by the Uniform Code of Military Justice that are understood clearly in military life and apply no


Intent Matters When It Comes to Murder in Minnesota
Intent Matters When It Comes to Murder in Minnesota
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Category: Murder

 

In Brooklyn Park, a man was recently found guilty of the second-degree murder of his two-month-old son. The defendant admitted in court to hitting the child and admitted that his actions lead to the baby’s death.

 

So how is an outright admission of guilt in killing an infant not considered first-degree murder? Because Minnesota murder charges depend heavily upon intent.

 

How Does Minnesota Define Intent?

 

Most murder cases involve proving a specific intent to end


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


How to Defend Yourself from Minnesota Murder Charges
How to Defend Yourself from Minnesota Murder Charges
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Category: Murder

 

Murder is the most serious and heinous offense one can commit against another person, so it’s not surprising that it carries grievous penalties in our state. Although Minnesota does not practice the death penalty, offenders can still face many decades – or even life – in prison.

 

If you have been accused of killing someone, it is important to know what charges you may face and be aware of possible defenses. We recommend involving a criminal defense


Domestic Violence Causes 80% of Minnesota Female Homicides
Domestic Violence Causes 80% of Minnesota Female Homicides
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It can’t be said enough: domestic assault is a huge problem in Minnesota.

 

In 2016 alone, 21 people in our state died due to domestic violence. Those numbers don’t tell the whole story, either. When people die from domestic violence, they often leave behind children, parents, or friends who are asking themselves what could have been done to prevent this person’s death.

 

According to reports, seven children watched their mother die this year. That’s seven too many.


Murder vs. Manslaughter: Different Homicide Charges in Minnesota
Murder vs. Manslaughter: Different Homicide Charges in Minnesota
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When someone is murdered, it may seem like the accused is doomed.

 

But maybe the murder wasn’t intentional, or was a “crime of passion” (which is not just a term used in the movies!). For this reason, Minnesota has different charges and penalties for homicide. If you are accused of homicide, you may face the following charges:

 

First Degree Murder. This is the most severe crime in Minnesota’s criminal justice system. The most common distinction between first


MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DWI LAW FIRM SERVING

 

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

 

HENNEPIN COUNTY

 

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.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

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.

RAMSEY COUNTY

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.

ANOKA COUNTY

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.

DAKOTA COUNTY

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.

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