HENNEPIN COUNTY – Lenin Alexander Chimborazo-Punina, 20, was found dead at the intersection of West 28th Street and South Blaisdell Avenue at 2:24 p.m., according to findings from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. . He had been shot many times. Chimborazo-Punina received first medical treatment on the spot, then he was transported to hospital, where he finally died.
A man has been determined to be the person who was killed following a shooting that took place in Minneapolis on Saturday. At present, the investigation is still ongoing and no arrests have been made. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit tips anonymously online if you have any information about this shooting.
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Authorities are looking for a man who left the Hennepin County courthouse in Minnesota last week after being convicted of third degree murder. Michael Harlan, 28, was convicted of first and second degree murder on Thursday for his role in the March 2021 drug overdose death. According to court documents, Harlan was found guilty of contributing to the death 29-year-old Cole Linnell by selling him fentanyl pills disguised as Oxycodone.
The accused, who had posted bail and was therefore due to appear in court on the day of the verdict, did so but left the courtroom before the verdict was read. Authorities said that before the end of the day, a warrant had been issued for his arrest. I am at a loss for words. Attorney Craig Cascarano told Inside Edition Digital that the defendant was “obviously out of court” on Wednesday night. Soon he will surrender, I have it from a good source. I have a reliable source that he will surrender by Monday. When asked how he knew, the attorney simply replied, “I just know.” The lawyer said, “I can’t tell you. I haven’t spoken with my client. Anything I tell you would violate attorney-client privilege.
At trial, Harlan was found guilty of third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. According to the official court transcript, District Judge Juan Hoyos presided over the case and rendered a verdict. Harlan left the courtroom, “saying he needed to use the bathroom,” the victim’s mother, Jean Thurmer, told KMSP-TV. The last time we saw him was then. Thurmer testified that she came to the hearing to see that justice was served for the loss of her son. He took my son’s life,” Thurmer added. As in “I want my day in court when I can see the man in coveralls.” According to her mother, Linnell’s addiction to pills began after the age of 14 and suffered a sports injury. On March 14, 2021, after Thurmer requested a wellness check, police discovered his body on his kitchen table.