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Father of Rocori victim says McLaughlin rejected plea deal: It seems that John Jason McLaughlin was offered a plea that would have kept him out of jail… Tom Rollins, the father of 17-year-old victim Aaron Rollins, first told KNSI-FM in St. Cloud on Friday that some six months ago, prosecutors offered the deal to McLaughlin’s …

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Survivor of Red Lake shootings looking forward to school: Read about what’s happened to one of the Red Lake survivors… Steven Cobenais, 15, lost an eye and suffered a severe brain injury but didn’t lose his sense of humor. Doctors predicted he’d face a life of paralysis and severe mental incapacity, but he has beaten …

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State of Minnesota, Plaintiff vs. John Jason McLaughlin, defendant: (log in info) 2. On or prior to September 24, 2003 John Jason McLaughlin (“Defendant”) knowingly took the following actions: a. The Defendant took his father’s 22-Caliber Colt semi-automatic pistol from a dresser in a spare be3droom in his home without permission. He took the gun …

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Judge Rules McLaughlin Was Sane: My own commenters scooped me on this one. You guys rock. A district court judge has ruled John Jason McLaughlin was not insane when he shot and killed two classmates at Rocori High School in September 2003. Judge Michael Kirk delivered his verdict Tuesday. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 30. …

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Psychiatrist in McLaughlin trial says movie claims exaggerated: The expert witness for the defense in the John Jason McLaughlin insanity trial rebukes claims by the prosecution that McLaughlin is using movies to fake his mental illness… Psychiatrist Maureen Hackett, who evaluated McLaughlin several times, said some of the allegations expert witness made last week – …

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Poole’s lawyer seeking charge dismissal: The lawyer of the Kentucky Zombie Kid, William Poole, is trying to get the charges dismissed… Brian Barker, a public defender from Richmond, alleges that a grand jury indictment charging Poole with criminal attempt to commit terroristic threatening fails to state a criminal offense. Poole initially was charged by police …

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Psychologist disputes teen shooter’s mental health symptoms: Some interesting testimony out of John Jason McLaughlin’s insanity trial… A psychologist testified Friday that high school shooter John Jason McLaughlin faked his schizophrenic symptoms months before his murder trial and took his cues from movies and television. Haven’t I heard that somewhere before?   Prosecutors played a …

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