Poltorak was a victim in an Aug. Poltorak was shot to death on his doorstep in Beverly Grove on Halloween night Jurors found true special circumstances allegations of killing a witness and lying in wait, which make Thomas eligible for a death sentence and triggered the penalty trial phase that began today. Thomas was dressed in blue jail garb rather than the dress shirt and other street clothes most defendants wear during trial and said he wanted to go back to sleep.
Even though the Hubbard County sheriff said Carter will be monitored closely, he was surprised that he was released this soon. Supervision includes face-to-face contact with an agent four times a week, electronic home monitoring, mandatory work or school, daily curfews, restitution and random drug testing.
Aaron Swanum, an information officer with the DOC, confirmed via email that Carter was released into the intensive program that expires on Aug.
Originally, Carter was sentenced to 31 years in prison after pleading guilty in January to second-degree intentional murder for the fatal shooting, dismemberment and dumping of Johnson's body in Hubbard County.
An additional charge of first-degree premeditated murder was dismissed at that time. When contacted to discuss a citizen's concern about Carter's return to the area, Hubbard County Sheriff Aukes emphasized that Carter's place of residence is known and he will be monitored.
Nevertheless, Aukes expressed surprise that an offender sentenced to 31 years would serve less than Asked what led to Carter being released from prison at this time, Swanum said, "Minnesota uses determinant sentencing.
Under this system, there is no parole board and no time off for good behavior. Offenders serve two-thirds of their prison sentence incarcerated and the remaining third on supervised release or Intensive Supervised Release, transitioning back into the community.
These days are subtracted from the time he owes, which is why he served closer to 19 years in prison than the 20 that may have been expected.
Court records show Nelson pleaded not guilty to the murder charges in December and was convicted of both first- and second-degree murder in May In the liquor store robbery case, he pleaded guilty to one count each of kidnapping and aggravated robbery while the other counts were dismissed in October Meantime, Nelson appealed his murder conviction all the way to the Minnesota Supreme Court, which upheld the conviction in August The majority opinion, authored by Associate Justice Edward Stringer, includes a detailed history of the case.
According to reports at the time, Johnson's family offered a reward for information about his whereabouts.
Johnson's dismembered body was found in April Mavis Johnson, the victim's mother, said at the time, "We've suspected foul play from day one. Rosengartner's husband later confessed to strangling her.
Two weeks after the Hackensack robbery, in JulyCarter and Nelson were captured after robbing a convenience store in Deming, N. While in prison in New Mexico, Stringer wrote, Carter contacted Minnesota police authorities and asked for the reward money that had been posted for information about Johnson's murder.
Nelson and Carter were indicted for first- and second-degree murder in November Carter pleaded guilty of the second-degree charge and testified against Nelson at the trial.
Both defendants claimed to be merely the other man's accomplice. Nelson remains incarcerated at the state correctional facility in Stillwater. Additional Articles Recommended by Brainerd Dispatch.His son has already been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of his mother.
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