Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

WATCH: Here's the whole news conference after Heinrich's confession

Author:

This embed is invalid

In federal court on Tuesday, 53-year-old Danny Heinrich confessed to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing Jacob Wetterling on Oct. 22, 1989.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger, Jacob's mother Patty Wetterling, Jared Scheierl – whom Heinrich also admitted assaulting – and others all addressed the media and answered questions in a news conference that afternoon.

The plea deal and confession came three days after officials in Stearns County confirmed that remains Heinrich led them to in Paynesville late last week are those of Jacob Wetterling.

Heinrich, according to the plea deal, faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, and 5 years to life of supervised release.

Next Up

Pixabay - hospital emergency room sign

Deputy injured when fleeing suspect crashes into his vehicle

The 34-year-old deputy was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Vineeta Sawkar

Vineeta Sawkar named as WCCO Radio’s new morning host

She succeeds the legendary Dave Lee, who retired earlier this year.

coronavirus, COVID-19 test

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, December 7

The latest from the state health department.

no dancing

Footloose! Duluth scraps Prohibition-era ban on unlicensed dancing

Establishments had to have a license to allow the public to dance.

ted mann concert hall - university of minnesota

2 armed suspects rob victim at U of M concert hall

The two suspects pointed guns at the victim.

West St Paul, Minnesota - June 2019

Nine police agencies called in for crowd control after 2 shot in West St. Paul

Police say a large group "attempted to take control" of part of the crime scene.

Brooklyn Center police, Daunte Wright

Brooklyn Center approves $1.3M public safety budget, including policing reforms

The city will use some money from the police department for the new programs.

snow, slush

Snow impacting morning commute across southern Minnesota

A quick inch could make a bit of a mess on the roads.

40636734693_0ec9b711a6_k

Minnesota United star allegedly hit teen with gun in Argentina

The 26-year-old could face charges in Argentina.

Chris Finch

Hawks bury Timberwolves in 3-point barrage

Without D'Angelo Russell, the Wolves couldn't keep up with the Hawks.

Related

Judge awards $17M to sex assault victim of Wetterling killer

Jared Scheierl was abducted 9 months before Jacob Wetterling.

Danny Heinrich will be in court today

The person of interest in Jacob Wetterling's disappearance will be in court today in connection to a federal child pornography case.