Category Archives: Murder

Was It a Minnesota Murder – Or Justifiable Homicide?
Was It a Minnesota Murder – Or Justifiable Homicide?
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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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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



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




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