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Judge sentences Bloomington man who killed his wife, shot 2 neighbors

Mesich pleaded guilty in February.
Jason Mesich

A Bloomington man who pleaded guilty to murdering his wife and then shooting his neighbors was sentenced Monday to nearly 50 years in prison, with the final stretch of the term on supervised released. 

Jason M. Mesich, 48, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of his wife, 47-year-old Angela Mesich, on Aug. 30, 2020. He then admitted to attempting to kill his neighbors, a 29-year-old woman and her 12-year-old sister. 

Hennepin County District Judge hilary Caligiuri sentences Mesich to 48 years. The Star Tribune reports that he will serve around 32 years in prison, with the remaining time served on supervised release. He will be over 80 years old by the time he's out of prison. 

Mesich admitted to shooting his wife 12 times on Aug. 30 at around 11 p.m. in their Bloomington garage, using all of the bullets in his semi-automatic gun, according to charging documents. 

After the murder, Mesich went outside and fired shots at the neighbors, 29-year-old Canisha Saulter and her then 12-year-old sister Makayla Saulter-Outlaw, who was holding her 1-year-old niece at the time.

Saulter-Outlaw was shot in the head by Mesich, with her older sister shot in the leg, left hip and her right ankle. The now 13-year-old was released from the hospital in November, and continues her recovery at home.

On the night of the shooting, officers responded to a report of shots fired at the house. Mesich, in his basement with several firearms, heard officers call through the door. In the criminal complaint, Mesich admitted to reaching around the staircase and firing at an officer. One bullet struck a car outside.

An online fundraiser for the 13-year-old girl and her sister has raised more than $133,000. You can donate here

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