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Man guilty in gas station shooting gets new trial

Man guilty in gas station shooting gets new trial Click to Enlarge Photo: Vladimir Cetinski, Photos.com

Jun 5, 2012 at 6:17 am

ST. PAUL, MN (AP) - The Minnesota Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a man convicted in a gas station shooting.
 
Marcus Rollins will get a new trial. The Woodbury man was convicted in 2010 of shooting at an SUV after it bumped his car at a Super America in Burnsville. One of the gunshots grazed a 15-year-old girl in the lower back. Three other people in the SUV were not injured.
 
Rollins was sentenced to a year in jail and 15 years of probation after a jury found him guilty second-degree assault and of making terroristic threats. The Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/M8fA6t) says the appeals court ruled the lower court erred when it told the jury the assault and threat charges were similar crimes. The appellate court also ruled Monday the district court's jury instructions were flawed.

 

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