Thursday, June 22, 2017

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June 8, 2017 Injured: 3 arrested: 2 DC Pickup With Guns Rams Police and Transportation Worker   detail: A pickup truck in DC ran over two bicycle police officers and a Transportation Department officer. Terrorism was not ruled out though authorities said they had not found any proof. The men in the truck said the driver had been to a club and smoked drugs or something,  as was driving too fast. After they were found with the Romanian version of the AK-47 driver as Brandon Figures-Mormon was charged with assault with intent to kill and illegal possession of a firearm.  Figures-Mormon enlisted but discharged a year later because the ‘character of his service was incongruent with Marine Corps’ pleaded guilty to assault after being accused of assaulting a police officer, the Post reported. “He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery and received a suspended jail sentence of one year,”


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  • Heavy Brandon Figures-Mormon & Dwayne Taylor: 5 Fast Facts ... - Heavy.com Jun 9, 2017 - Brandon Figures-Mormon and Dwayne Nicholas Taylor were named as the suspects accused of ramming a truck into officers in Washington ..., only Figures-Mormon still faces charges.Police have not revealed a motive, but they initially said they had not ruled out terrorism. However, the police chief said Friday that there was nothing to indicate terrorism, although people are not yet ruling out the possibility the officers were targeted. The sight of a truck ramming into innocent pedestrians has become all too familiar in Europe and raises obvious concerns. 9 p.m. June 8 in the Adams Morgan section of the city, which is a popular area for restaurants and nightlife. Figures-Mormon enlisted “in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2012 but was discharged a year later because the ‘character of his service was incongruent with Marine Corps’ expectations and standards.” He previously pleaded guilty to assault after being accused of assaulting a police officer, the Post reported. “He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery and received a suspended jail sentence of one year,” Fox News reported.

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  1. Pickup truck arrested after drives through crowd, runs over 2 police officers in Washington, D.C.  Witnesses posted video and photos from a car accident in Washington D.C., where a pickup truck ran over two police officers. The driver was arrested.  a vehicle struck two police officers and a traffic control aide. Newsham said it occurred at before 9 p.m. ET. All injured were taken to hospitals, one is in critical condition, while the other two are believed to be in non-life threatening, but serious condition. He said that the truck struck another vehicle, and the driver was arrested by police. Witnesses say a white pickup truck ran over a pedestrian and two police officers in early reports from a crash in the Adams Morgan area of Washington D.C. No evidence points to terrorism even after similar terrorist crashes in Europe and Israel. 
  2. DC hit-and-run: No indication incident was terror-related, police say ...www.foxnews.com .. "Right now we do not have any information to suggest this was a terrorist-related event," D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said in a news conference Friday. Newsham initially said they were looking "very closely" at terrorism as a possible motive. 
  3. Pickup truck drives through crowd, runs over 2 police officers in ...www.theblaze.com It couldn't have been a terrorist attack he was driving a white truck not a black scary war weapon ..... Police Officers ran over in DC by pickup.
  4. Military-style weapon found in truck that crashed into D.C. officers, city ...https://www.washingtonpost.com Peter Welch (D-Vt.), ran from a coffeehouse and reached the truck's dazed ... D.C. police arrested the two men in the pickup, both from a rural county ... that the crash was the result of terrorism,
  5. Police: 2 officers, DDOT employee struck by pickup truck in NW DC ...
  6. wjla.comTwo D.C. bicycle patrol officers and an employee of the District's Department ... The otherofficer and the DDOT employee, who works as a traffic control ... The police chief says they do not have a motive, but are not ruling out terrorism. .
  7. Witnesses say driver of pickup struck multiple victims in DC ... - Twitchy not ruling out terrorism at this time.
  8. Washington D.C. Pickup Truck Ramming: -  bicycle upended, its wheels spinning. A police officer face down and motionless on the pavement.  The Dodge Ram then slammed into a recycling truck, crumpling its front end. Two policemen and a Transportation Department officer had been struck by the pickup, police said, with one young officer suffering life-threatening injuries. Bob Rogan, chief of staff to Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), ran from a coffeehouse and reached the truck’s dazed passenger as he climbed from the wreckage, a cut on his forehead. Rogan said the man told him that he and his friend had been to a club and smoked something.‘I told him to slow down, and he wouldn’t slow down.’ . the Romanian version of the AK-47. It was not clear why the men had the gun. found by authorities inside of the truck and police haven't yet ruled out terrorism. driver as Brandon Figures-Mormon, 22, of Disputanta, Va., who was charged with assault with intent to kill and illegal possession of a firearm. They said the passenger was Dwayne Nicholas Taylor, 23, of Prince George, Va.


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    Daily Misfortune Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Daily Misfortune Thursday, June 22, 2017 --- ===
    Monthly Misfortune June 2017 ---

    List of incidents of terror which could be accidents, crimes, or mental illness rampage or terrorist attacks.

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      Vehicular accident damages power pole in Steamboat, triggers power outage
      Steamboat Pilot & Today
      YVEA's Tammi Strickland said Routt County notified YVEA of the situation at 10:49 p.m. Tuesday night after a car collided with a power pole on ...


      Power out on the Avenue
      Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald
      A Roanoke Rapids police officer examines the damaged power pole early this morning on Roanoke Avenue. The power outage affected 743 ...

      Car climbs guideline to power pole
      Nipawin Journal
      NIPAWIN - Fire crews were called to remove a car from where it was hanging on the guide wire to a power line, just off of 6 St North and along Pine ...


      Sioux Falls Muslim charged with terrorism threats pleads not guilty to drug charges
      The Capital Journal
      Jaber was charged in April with making terrorist threats for his videos. ... Jaber is charged in state court in Sioux Falls with the threats and meth ...
      South Dakota man accused of threats pleads to drug charges - WTOP


      Teenager indefinitely disqualified from driving after drulnk crash into utility pole New Zealand Stuff.co.nz A teenager who drunkenly crashed his car into a power pole has lost his licence indefinitely. Nathan Dyer, a mechanic of Blenheim, was 19-years-old ...




      UPDATE: Stringer's Ridge tunnel re-opened after morning crash
      WRCB-TV
      A truck crashed into large power pole, knocking down power lines. EPB's smart grid re-routed power and few, if any, outages were experienced.

      Hundreds of customers experience power outage in De Pere
      Fox11online.com
      Hundreds of customers experience power outage in De Pere ... WPS says a construction vehicle hit a pole in the area of N. Huron Street and James ...


      Former Milwaukee Officer Found Not Guilty In Shooting Death Of Black Man
      NPR
      ... police officer not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide in the shooting death of Sylville Smith, a 23-year-old black man, last August. "Cries of ... The men ran and the officers gave chase, and Heaggan-Brown shot and killed Smith.
      Former Milwaukee police officer acquitted in fatal shooting of Sylville Smith - Washington Post
      This Acquittal Was Correct — Jury Exonerates Cop in Milwaukee Shooting - National Review
      Swift acquittal for former Milwaukee cop charged in shooting - ABC News

      Birmingham school in 'lockdown' after shots fired outside
      BBC News
      Police said the shooting appeared to be targeted. ... who is also thought not to have been injured, and the offender who made off in the vehicle," said ...


      Philando Castile shooting: Girl begs mother to stay calm, video shows - Fox News
      New video from aftermath of Castile shooting shows girl's bravery - CBS News

      Warrant: Man killed in Sun Prairie shooting had fired first shot
      Madison.com
      Thomas Leonard, who was killed by gunfire in Sun Prairie early Sunday, fired first at a man who had been out with Leonard's longtime girlfriend, ...

      Virginia Community Mourns Muslim Teen Killed On Her Way To Mosque
      NPR
      Seventeen-year-old Nabra Hassanen was buried Wednesday after a funeral service packed with mourners. The service was held in the Northern ...
      Teen killed after leaving mosque was 'loved by so many people,' imam says - ABC News
      Funeral, vigil for Muslim teen killed in attack near mosque draw throngs - Washington Post




      Portugal Wrests Control Over Wildfire That Killed More Than 60 People
      NPR
      More than 150 people have been injured in the fires across Portugal, which have burned more than 98,000 acres, according to Reuters. Wildfires in ...

      Teen accidentally killed by LA Sheriff's deputies while trying to stop pit bull attack on officers
      Los Angeles Times
      In a news conference at the scene hours after the shooting, Capt. ... believe” that they're about to be killed or be seriously injured by the animal.

      3 Killed, 8 Wounded In Chicago ShootingsWednesday
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      A Chicago Police officer responding to the shooting saw Pena running back toward the vehicle. The officer told him to stop, and Pena pulled out a ...


      Boy killed on Fort Morgan beach identified
      WPMI
      The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office has identified the young man who was killed yesterday while vacationing with his family on Fort Morgan Road.



      Head-on crash injures four in Hopkinton
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      A Chevrolet Cruze sedan catches fire following a two-car crash with a Chevrolet Traverse LTZ SUV on Wood St. (Rte. 135) in Hopkinton Wednesday ...


      22 Several people hurt in head-on highway crash WWMT-TV Several people hurt in head-on highway crash. by Erin Flynn. Deputies say 12 people were hurt when a driver crossed the median and hit 2 cars on ...twelve people were hurt when an 18-year-old driver crossed the median on US 131 north of West Main Street and hit two vehicles driving northbound.
      Off-duty nurse stops to help victims in head-on highway crash - WWMT-TV
      Passenger dies after head-on US 131 crash that injured 12 - MLive.com


      we 21 1 dead after head-on crash in Sterling Heights The Detroit News A head-on car crash Wednesday in Sterling Heights has claimed one life and left two teens in critical condition, police said. The crash happened at ..

      OKC police investigate stabbing on southside of metro
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      OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — The Oklahoma City Police Department was called to a stabbing in the 3900 block of S. Magnolia Ave. about 4:15 p.m. ...


      we 21 One dead in Brunswick County head-on collision WECT-TV6 One person died in a head-on collision in Bolivia on Wednesday afternoon. According to Trooper Morgan with the state highway patrol, Jalessa ...

      1 person killed, 2 teens critically injured in head-on crash on Utica Road
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      ... 22-year-old and 14-year-old passengers in the Buick were trapped inside from the force of the crash, and had to be extricated by the fire department.
      22-year-old woman killed, 2 teens gravely injured in Sterling Heights head-on crash - WDIV Detroit


      Head-on crash in Horsham, 1 dead, 1 injured
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      Head-on crash in Horsham, 1 dead, 1 injured ... A head-
      on collision has resulted in the death of one driver, and another driver is injured in Horsham, ...

      Man charged with NSW stabbing murder
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      A man has been charged with the stabbing murder of another man in the backyard of a regional NSW home. Police were called to a house near ...


      Fitness model killed in freak whipped cream accident  By Jackie Salo June 21, 2017  killed when a defective whipped cream dispenser exploded and struck her in the chest, 

      Fatal head-on crash was so horrific that first responder had a heart attack New York Post pickup truck driven by Eric drifted into the eastbound lane and slammed into an SUV driven by Jay Lanningham, 70, of Nampa, the Idaho State Journal reports.


       Oct. 9, 2015 Moore to Serve Sentence for Arson for firefighters to respond to on Home Detention Gant Daily CLEARFIELD – A decision has been made on where a Lanse man, who admitted to starting a fire with two other former firefighters, will serve his ... in the early morning hours of Oct. 9, 2015, they talked about starting a fire in a vacant home Moore had previously located. They wanted a fire so they could respond there with their fire company that provides aid to the Chester Hill Fire Department.


      we 21 Sedalia man pleads guilty to arson murder KRCG Aran Cantrell, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and first-degree arson as part of a plea agreement in the death of , pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and first-degree arson as part of a plea agreement in the death of 30-year-old Matthew Eldenburg. Cantrell was originally charged with first-degree murder. Eldenburg died in a September 2016 fire at his home. ...




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      Daily Misfortune Wednesday, June 21, 2017

      Daily Misfortune Wednesday, June 21, 2017 --- ===
      Monthly Misfortune June 2017 ---

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        Officials: 17-year-old Muslim girl assaulted and killed after leaving ...
        https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../02e379ac-5466-11e7-a204-ad706461fa4f_story.ht...2 days ago - The death of a Virginia teenager who police say was assaulted and then disappeared after leaving a mosque in the Sterling area isn't being investigated as a hate crime, authorities said Monday. ... The mosque, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling, and relatives ...

        Road Rage Is Cited in Killing of Muslim Girl in Virginia - The New York ...
        https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/19/us/muslim-girl-murder-virginia.html2 days ago - Darwin A. Martinez Torres, 22, of Sterling, Va., was charged with murder on Sunday in the death of a teenage girl who was walking back to her ...

        rape investigation https://www.buzzfeed.com/briannasacks/nabra-hassanen-rape-investigation

        Man Charged With Murder of Muslim Teen Who Disappeared on Way ...
        www.nbcnews.com/.../man-charged-murder-muslim-teen-who-disappeared-way-mos...
        2 days ago - During the confrontation, the suspect, Darwin A. Martinez Torres, 22, of Sterling, Virginia, is believed to have gotten out of his vehicle to assault ...

        Who Is Darwin Martinez-Torres? Suspect in Murder of Muslim Teen Is ...
        www.newsweek.com/who-darwin-martinez-torres-suspect-murder-muslim-teen-held-i...
        Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, was charged with murder on Monday following the Sunday death of Hassanen. He has since been held by ICE, ...

        Killing of a Muslim teenager in Virginia is being investigated as a road ...
        https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/killing-of-a...in.../ar-BBCQGIG
        2 days ago - Police say the suspect, Darwin Martinez Torres, was driving as a group that included Nabra Hassanen was walking and riding bikes in and ...

        Man charged with murder in killing of teenage Muslim girl in Virginia ...
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        2 days ago - Yesterday, police charged 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres with murder for assaulting and killing a 17-year-old Muslim girl, Nabra, ...

        Arrest after teen girl murdered walking from Islamic center; not being ...
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        3 days ago - Police say a teenage boy got into an argument with the driver, identified as 22-year-oldDarwin Martinez Torres. He ended up driving his car .


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        Man charged with murder in killing of teenage Muslim girl in Virginia

        Wednesday, June 21, 2017
        On Sunday, police charged 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres with murder for assaulting and killing a 17-year-old Muslim girl, Nabra, in Virginia near Washington DC. Her body was found in a pond near Sterling, Virginia around 3 PM, local time, yesterday. Her remains were identified by All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque (ADAMS) in Sterling, and her relatives.
        Nabra was last seen yesterday morning. She, along with four or five Muslims of her age were near the mosque, returning from a restaurant, when they were attacked by a driver. All but Nabra ran to the mosque. She was reported missing around 4 AM. Nabra used to attend the early morning prayers held by ADAMS in the last ten days of Ramzan — the holy month for Muslims.
        According to the Fairfax County police, "An investigation determined she was walking outside with a group of friends when they got into a dispute with a man in a car. It appears the suspect, Darwin A Martinez Torres, 22, of Sterling, got out of his car and assaulted the victim. Her friends could not find her and police were called to help."
        The suspect, Torres, was found driving near the pond where Nabra's body was discovered. Detectives obtained a murder warrant yesterday evening. The detectives told the victim's mother, Sawsan Gazzar, that Nabra was hit by a metallic rod. A baseball bat was discovered near the pond.
        According to The Washington Post's report, police, on Monday, said this case was not to be investigated as a hate crime but did not give a reason.
        "I think it had to do with the way she was dressed and the fact that she's Muslim. Why would you kill a kid? What did my daughter do to deserve this?" the victim's mother said.

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        1. Creede Newton. "Muslim girl 'killed after leaving mosque' in Virginia" — Al Jazeera, June 19, 2017
        2. David Smith. "Muslim girl, 17, killed on way home from Virginia mosque" — The Guardian, June 19, 2017
        3. Faiz Siddiqui, Julie Zauzmer and Sarah Pulliam Bailey. "Officials: 17-year-old Muslim girl assaulted and killed after leaving Virginia mosque" — The Washington Post, June 18, 2017

        sat   Trump supporter run down, stabbed after political rally
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        2 Charged in Santa Monica Stabbing of Alt-Right Figure's Bodyguard; Police Don't Believe It Was a Hate Crime
         KTLA Edgar Khodzhasaryan, 30, of Glendale, and Arsen Bekverdyan, 31, of Burbank, were charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in the stabbing following a dispute in a Santa Monica parking structure on Saturday, , told his more than 175,000 Twitter followers that the assault was politically or racially motivated. Foreman is an ardent supporter of President Trump, and had been leaving an event in support of the president when he was attacked, Gionet said.
        Alt-right figure's bodyguard stabbed several times, police say.

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        BREAKING: Two Charged With Attempted Murder in Stabbing of Alt ...
        www.thegatewaypundit.com/.../breaking-trump-supporter-stabbed-armenian-gang-me...
         A Trump supporter is at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after ... 27-year-old Antonio “Tony” Foreman had just left a free speech rally in ...
        More left-wing terrorism: Trump supporter stabbed 9 times in parking ...
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         27-year-old Antonio “Tony” Foreman is currently in critical condition ...
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        19 hours ago - (FOX 11) - The pro-Trump supporter Tony Forman is right in the middle of a recent protest in Cathay where emotions run hot over the sanctuary ...

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        Myrtle Beach seaside facebook live shooting



        At least seven people are recovering from injuries after a shooting captured live on Facebook along the South Carolina coast. June 19, 2017,

        Multiple people shot in Myrtle Beach seaside shooting captured on video; suspect arrested
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        Multiple people injured in shooting at Myrtle Beach that was live streamed on Facebook
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        Suspect in Myrtle Beach Shooting Captured on Video Arrested
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        Murder of University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin


        November 22, 2003 Murder of  University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin  University of North Dakota and Gamma Phi Beta sorority member is missing after he shift at a shopping mall, and her body is not found until snow melts in April 2004.  Level-3 sex offender Alfonso Rodriguez was arrested after admitting he was in the mall and found with knives purchased nearby Rodriguez was just released from jail in May 2003 after completing a 23-year prison term for stabbing and trying to kidnap a woman and also previously pleaded guilty to raping another woman. Lawyers claim Rodriguez is mentally disabled. In 2007, Rodriguez was formally sentenced to death and prison.

        Dru Katrina Sjodin  was a murder victim who was abducted from the Columbia Mall parking lot in Grand Forks, North Dakota, by Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr. in the first death penalty case in a century to take place in North Dakota.  Sjodin, a 22-year-old college student at the University of North Dakota and Gamma Phi Beta sorority member, finished her shift at the Victoria's Secret store located in the Columbia Mall in Grand Forks, North Dakota Sjodin's body was recovered on April 17, 2004, just west of Crookston, Minnesota after snow melted. December 1, a suspect, 50-year-old registered level-3 sex offender Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr., was arrested in connection with Sjodin's disappearance. According to police reports, Rodriguez admitted to being near the Columbia Mall the night Sjodin disappeared, and was found with two tool kit knives sold only one mile from the mall, and found a tool kit knife soaking in some type of cleaning solution inside his car. Rodriguez had been released from jail in May 2003 after completing a 23-year prison term for stabbing and trying to kidnap a woman and also previously pleaded guilty to raping another woman. February 8, 2007, Rodriguez was formally sentenced to death and prison in United States Penitentiary, Terre Haute, Terre Haute, Indiana  October 2011, defense attorneys filed a federal habeas corpus motion claiming that Rodriguez is mentally disabled

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        Murder of Dru Sjodin - Wikipedia Dru Katrina Sjodin (September 26, 1981 – c. November 22, 2003) was a murder victim who was abducted from the Columbia Mall parking lot in Grand Forks, North Dakota, by Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr., on November 22, 2003. ... It was the first death penalty case in a century to take place in North Dakota. US Attorney Drew ...

        Dru Katrina Sjodin (September 26, 1981 – c. November 22, 2003) was a murder victim who was abducted from the Columbia Mall parking lot in Grand ForksNorth Dakota, by Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr., on November 22, 2003.[1] Her disappearance garnered great media coverage throughout the United States and prompted the creation of the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Registry.

        Murder[edit]

        At 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2003, Sjodin, a 22-year-old college student at the University of North Dakota and Gamma Phi Beta sorority member, finished her shift at the Victoria's Secret store located in the Columbia Mall in Grand Forks, North Dakota.[2] After shopping for and purchasing a new purse from Marshall Field's, Sjodin left the mall and began walking to her 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass.[3] During this time, Sjodin was speaking with boyfriend, Chris Lang, on her cell phone. Ten minutes into their conversation, Lang reports Sjodin was saying "Okay, okay," before the call abruptly ended.[4] Lang suspected that the call was just simply dropped and because Sjodin didn't give any sense of urgency, Lang thought nothing of it.[5] About three hours later, Lang received another call from her cell phone, but heard only static and the sound of buttons being pressed.[2] It was reported by authorities this second phone call originated somewhere near Fisher, Minnesota,[6] but that has remained unsubstantiated. With this second call and Sjodin not showing up at her other job at the El Roco nightclub, there was concern for her whereabouts.[7]
        A week later, on December 1, a suspect, 50-year-old registered level-3 sex offender Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr.,[8] was arrested in connection with Sjodin's disappearance.[2] According to police reports, Rodriguez admitted to being near the Columbia Mall the night Sjodin disappeared, allegedly viewing the film Once Upon a Time in Mexico at the Columbia Mall Cinema 4. However, that movie was not playing at that theatre or any other theater in the area.[9] The police also found receipts of purchases Rodriguez had made at stores near the mall. Rodriguez apparently had two tool kit knives that could be purchased at only a particular home center store which was about one mile from the mall, but they were not purchased the day Sjodin disappeared and a purchase date for the knives was never established. Police also found a tool kit knife in Rodriguez's car that was soaking in some type of cleaning solution inside a rear wheel well. Rodriguez had been released from jail in May 2003 after completing a 23-year prison term for stabbing and trying to kidnap a woman.[2] Rodriguez had also previously pleaded guilty to raping another woman.
        Sjodin's body was recovered on April 17, 2004, just west of Crookston, Minnesota, when deep snow drifts began to melt.[10][11] Crookston is also where Rodriguez lived with his mother.[12] Sjodin's body was found partially nude and face down in a ravine.[13][14] Her hands were tied behind her back and she had been beaten, stabbed, sexually assaulted, and had several lacerations including a five-and-a-half inch cut on her neck. A rope was also tied around her neck and remnants of a shopping bag were found under the rope, suggesting that a bag had been placed on her head. The medical examiner concluded that she had either died as a result of the major neck wound, from suffocation, or from exposure to the elements. Thousands of people had helped search for the young woman and hundreds attended her funeral.[6]

        Trial[edit]

        The trial was held in federal court because Sjodin was taken across state lines.[14][15] This meant that Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr., was eligible to receive the death penalty if convicted, a possibility not allowed under North Dakota or Minnesota law, neither of which has the death penalty. It was the first death penalty case in a century to take place in North Dakota.[16] US Attorney Drew Wrigley and Assistant US Attorneys Keith Reisenauer and Norman Anderson prosecuted the case against Rodriguez. On August 30, 2006, Rodriguez was convicted in federal court of the murder of Dru Sjodin, and on September 22, 2006, he was sentenced to death.[17]On February 8, 2007, Rodriguez was formally sentenced to death and prison in United States Penitentiary, Terre HauteTerre Haute, Indiana.[18][19] U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson arranged that Rodriguez would be executed in South Dakota.[20]
        Rodriguez maintains that he is innocent. In October 2011, defense attorneys filed a federal habeas corpus motion claiming that Rodriguez is mentally disabled.[21]

        Legacy[edit]

        Legislation dubbed "Dru's Law", which set up the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Registry, was passed in 2006 and signed into law by President George W. Bush.
        In 2004, a scholarship in Sjodin's name was set up at the University of North Dakota. Past winners include: Alyson Wilhelmi (2006), Meg Towner (2007), Rebecca Bahnmiller (2008), Victoria Mauch (2009), Seinquis Slater (2010), Grace Torguson (2011), and Sonja Collin (2012).,[22] Breana Egeland (2016)
        A memorial garden for Sjodin opened in her hometown of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota,[23] and another is planned for the UND campus.[citation needed]

        See also[edit]

        References[edit]

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        1. ^ "Judge sentences Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr. to death". Minnesota Public Radio. February 2, 2007. Retrieved July 23, 2007.
        2. ^ Jump up to:a b c d Hewitt, Bill (December 15, 2003). "Searching for Dru". People. 60 (24). Retrieved January 1, 2016.
        3. Jump up^ "Hundreds expected to search for missing student". CNN. December 3, 2003. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
        4. Jump up^ "Sheriff: 'No chance we'll find Dru alive'". CNN. December 9, 2003. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
        5. Jump up^ "Sjodin's Boyfriend Missed Phone Call Urgency". ABC News. August 30, 2006. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
        6. ^ Jump up to:a b "Phone Calls May Provide Clues in Missing Student Case". ABC News. January 6, 2006. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
        7. Jump up^ Davis, Lisa (November 30, 2003). "Leads grow cold for missing student". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
        8. Jump up^ "Renewed Calls for Tough Sex Offender Laws". The New York Times. Associated Press. November 22, 2008. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
        9. Jump up^ Lee, Steve (December 10, 2003). "Affidavit paints grim picture". Grand Forks Herald. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
        10. Jump up^ "Found at Last". People. 61 (17). May 3, 2004. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
        11. Jump up^ Lee, Steve (November 16, 2013). "10 years after UND student's murder, Dru Sjodin's mother and others remember". Grand Forks Herald. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
        12. Jump up^ Kolpack, Dave (May 22, 2006). "Prosecutors oppose moving Rodriguez trial to Minnesota". Farmers Independent. Associated Press. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
        13. Jump up^ Kolpack, Dave (August 14, 2006). "Sjodin trial opening statements made". The Bismarck Tribune. Associated Press. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
        14. ^ Jump up to:a b Sander, Libby (February 9, 2007). "Judge Imposes Death in Killing of North Dakota Student". The New York Times. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
        15. Jump up^ "Man Found Guilty in College Student's Slaying". Los Angeles Times. August 31, 2006. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
        16. Jump up^ Kolpack, Dave (September 22, 2006). "Death Sentence for Student's Slaying". The Washington Post. Associated Press. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
        17. Jump up^ Kolpack, Dave (September 22, 2006). "Jurors sentence Rodriguez to death in Sjodin case". La Crosse Tribune. Associated Press. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
        18. Jump up^ Alfano, Sean (February 8, 2007). "Student Killer Formally Sentenced To Death". CBS News. Associated Press. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
        19. Jump up^ Minnesota Department of Corrections info on Rodriguez
        20. Jump up^ Wagner, Steve. "On death row, killer of UND student Dru Sjodin questions juror conduct in death penalty sentencing." The Bemidji Pioneer. August 6, 2015. Retrieved on June 5, 2016.
        21. Jump up^ "Dru Sjodin's parents in court as Alfonso Rodriguez's death-row case continues". Associated Press. May 21, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
        22. Jump up^ 2012 Dru Sjodin Memorial Scholarship awarded to UND junior, Bismarck native
        23. Jump up^ Forliti, Amy (August 13, 2006). "A memorial in her hometown allows friends, family to remain connected to slain student Dru Sjodin". Houston Chronicle. Associated Press. Retrieved January 1, 2016.

        External links[edit]


        Alfonso Rodriguez | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers
        murderpedia.org/male.R/r/rodriguez-alfonso.htm
        On December 1, 2003, 50-year-old Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr., was arrested in connection ... Neither North Dakota nor neighboring Minnesota have the death penalty, but ... FARGO, N.D. — A rapist who killed college student Dru Sjodin six months ...



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        www.fox9.com/news/262245667-story
        June 18 2017  Attorneys for Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., who has been on death row at a federal prison in Indiana since 2003, are disputing whether Rodriguez raped University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin and...

        Dru Sjodin's killer fights death penalty - Story | KMSP - Fox 9
        www.fox9.com/news/227166080-story
        Jan 4, 2017 - While a federal jury sentenced Rodriguez to death more than a ... In 2003, Sjodin, a 22-year-old college student at the University of North ...

        Student's killer eligible for death penalty - NBC News
        www.nbcnews.com/id/14719454/ns/us.../t/students-killer-eligible-death-penalty/
        Sep 7, 2006 - A 53-year-old Minnesota man is eligible for the death penalty for the ... Jury must now decide whether Rodriguez to be executed for Sjodin's death ... Dru Sjodin, seen in 2003, was a student at the University of North Dakota.



        Man placed on death row after killing UND student in 2003 will appear ...
        www.wday.com/.../4095857-man-placed-death-row-after-killing-und-student-2003-w...


        Aug 16, 2016 - Man placed on death row after killing UND student in 2003 will ... Rodriguez is on death row for kidnapping and killing Dru Sjodin in 2003.

        Legal system churns as Dru Sjodin's killer appeals death sentence ...
        https://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/09/rodriguez-appeals-death-sentence


        Sep 9, 2015 - Nine years after Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. received the death sentence ... in late 2003 for missing University of North Dakota student, Dru Sjodin.