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Murderer Moved To Adult System

Murderer Moved To Adult System Click to Enlarge Photo: Stearns County Jail

(KNSI) - A man, who as a teenager murdered a St. Cloud college student in 2015, violated probation after being released from juvenile detention.

Muhiyadin Mohamed Hassan was 16-years-old when he stabbed Davee Devose to death on June 26, 2015 near the intersection of 6th Avenue South and 5th Street South, one block from the St. Cloud State University campus.

Devose, 20, was a student at St. Cloud Technical & Community College when he was killed.

Hassan was sentenced to juvenile detention, and had a prison sentence of 12 1/2 years stayed.

He spent a year and a half in the Red Wing Juvenile Detention Facility, and then went to a group home in Maplewood to take part in a program to acclimate to society.

According to the criminal complaint, Hassan, now 19, violated work furlough from the group home to visit a female acquaintance.

Due to that, and other violations, a judge decided to revoke his juvenile status and place him in the adult system on November 20th. (he was sentenced under juvenile guidelines and would've been under those guidelines until 21)

Hassan faces 6 to 8 months in jail for the probation violation and will be sentenced to 20 to 30 years on adult probation.

A sentencing date has not been set yet.

If he violates probation again, he could face the entire 12 1/2 year prison sentence that was stayed.

At his sentencing in August of 2015, prosecutors said Hassan could be deported once he turned 18 or got out of juvenile detention.

The Stearns County Attorney's Office says why that hasn't happened is a question for the feds.

KNSI News has placed a call to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Hassan was born in a Somali refugee camp in Uganda and moved with his mother to the United States in 2011, and then to St. Cloud in 2013.



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