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CARLTON, Minn. — A Carlton County deputy who shot an unarmed man while serving a warrant in July believed he and other officers were under gunfire amid the chaos of a high-risk SWAT team operation, according to additional findings released Friday, Nov. 1. Sgt.
DULUTH — No reasonable person would have reacted the way Jamal Tyshawn Jackson did on Sept. 1, 2018, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday. With little to no provocation and without making any attempt to retreat, Jackson shot Scott Allen Pennington in the face at close range amid a crowded bar scene along West First Street in downtown Duluth, said Assistant St. Louis County Attorney Jon Holets. “There might’ve been a western bar across the street," Holets said in his closing argument, "but this wasn’t the Wild West.”
DULUTH — Jamal Tyshawn Jackson fatally shot Scott Allen Pennington on a crowded street outside a downtown Duluth bar on Labor Day weekend last year. That fact is not disputed. But how it happened is the subject of a murder trial, which saw opening statements and testimony from seven witnesses Tuesday, Oct. 22.
DULUTH — The University of Minnesota Duluth and three former women's sports coaches have filed appeals of a federal case that resulted in a substantial verdict for one plaintiff but dismissal for two others.
DULUTH — Attorney Jeff Anderson asked for any survivors of child sexual abuse, as well as their family members and supporters, to stand as he addressed a judge inside a Duluth courtroom Monday, Oct. 21. Behind him, dozens rose to their feet in the overfill seating area. "So many survivors for so long felt they would never be believed," Anderson said. "Well, you are and you were and you now have been."
DULUTH — Shannon Miller and the University of Minnesota Duluth have reached a tentative agreement that could resolve her discrimination claims against the school after more than four years of litigation. The existence of a proposed settlement was disclosed in documents filed in federal court Friday, Oct. 4. No details have been released.
DULUTH — A Duluth man with a violent criminal history has been convicted of a brutal assault on his wife that occurred just hours after he was released from prison this summer.
DULUTH — Former University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey coach Shannon Miller will accept a $1.96 million award in her federal discrimination case against the school. Miller on Monday, Sept. 30, opted for the reduced verdict instead of a new trial after a judge in early September slashed her "shockingly excessive" $4.21 million award . The notice was given in a letter from one of her attorneys, Donald Chance Mark Jr.
DULUTH — A woman allegedly removed two BB guns from a house connected to a West Duluth homicide investigation as officers were in the process of executing search warrants at the residence. Amber Rose Louise Forrest, 29, used a ladder to climb into a second-story window and take the weapons, along with a backpack, two days after the shooting death of 33-year-old Timothy Jon Nelson, according to a criminal complaint. She then allegedly tried to sell the BB guns.
HIBBING, Minn. — Deshon Israel Bonnell wouldn't say much about the events of Jan. 6. But when asked about the death of 33-year-old Joshua Robert Lavalley, he didn't hesitate. "I shot him twice in the head," Bonnell admitted at a hearing in State District Court in Hibbing Wednesday, Sept. 25. The 18-year-old pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree murder while committing aggravated robbery in the Aurora man's death along the Mesabi Trail. With the plea, Bonnell will automatically receive a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.