A motorcyclist has admitted to a hit-and-run involving a four-year-old St. Paul boy who was headed to his birthday party. Twenty-five-year-old Ernest Jonas of St. Paul pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular operation in Ramsey County. Sentencing is set for Aug. 6.
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Motorcyclist who hit 4-year-old birthday boy to be released Tuesday
The motorcyclist who struck and seriously injured a 4-year-old boy as he sped recklessly through St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood has been sentenced to time served. Ernest Jonas, 25, of St. Paul, who fled the scene of the May 19 accident, was to be released from jail Tuesday. Relatives were upset. "He don't care. He's just happy to be getting out of jail," the boy's mother, Marcia Scroggins, said.
Charges filed in hit and run of St. Paul 4-year-old
The criminal complaint against Ernest Jonas says neighbors had yelled at him to slow down. But witnesses say he was doing wheelies on his motorcycle and traveling about 60 mph when he struck four-year-old Tyrell Baymon. The boy remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Man kicked by St. Paul police in video pleads not guilty to charges
The St. Paul man at the center of a police brutality investigation has pleaded not guilty to aggravated stalking, terroristic threats and criminal damage to property, reports the Pioneer Press.
St. Paul man pleads guilty to stabbing wife's eyes, killing her alleged lover
A St. Paul man pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree assault and second-degree murder in a 2011 case where he stabbed out the eyes of his wife, and then stabbed to death a man he alleged to be her lover. Prosecutors will be seeking a prison sentence of at least 39 years for Pah Ber, 49, when he is sentenced Aug. 31.
Driver charged in death of 16-year-old St. Paul girl
The Ramsey County Attorney's office Friday charged a 50-year-old St. Paul man with one count of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the death of 16-year-old Clarisse Grime of St. Paul. Carlos Viveros-Colorado is accused of striking Grime with his SUV Thursday while she was sitting on a shady patch of grass.
St. Paul teen, 17, to be tried as adult in gang rape of 14-year-old girl
The Ramsey County Juvenile Court Friday certified one of the four juveniles charged in an alleged gang rape of a 14-year-old girl to stand trial as an adult. Jim Her, 17, of St. Paul, was among the four boys and five men involved in the alleged November incident in a house on White Bear Avenue in St. Paul.
St. Paul man sentenced to 30 years for killing man, stabbing wife in eyes
A St. Paul man who pleaded guilty to charges of stabbing his wife in the eyes and killing a man he believed to be her lover has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Pah Ber, 49, received two years less than the recommended sentence by the Ramsey County Probation Department for the November incident. Ber's wife, who has regained some sight in her eyes after four surgeries, pleaded for leniency for her husband in the sentencing.
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