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Latest news: Rocori settles shooting lawsuit: The Rocori school district in Minnesota and the parents of Rocori gunman John Jason McLaughlin have settled the lawsuit against them filed by the parents of McLaughlin’s victims, Aaron Rollins and Seth Bartell. The settlements, approved Monday night by the school board, call for the district’s insurance and the …

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Judge tosses lawsuit over Rocori deaths: A wrongful death lawsuit against the Rocori school district in Minnesota and against the father of a school shooter has been dismissed, but not because the case didn’t have merit. Seth Bartell and Aaron Rollins were gunned down by John Jason McLaughlin. 15-year-old McLaughlin was sentenced to life in …

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Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Rocori shooter’s convictions: A few months back I posted that the attorneys for Rocori High School shooter John Jason McLaughlin were trying to have his conviction overturned. The attorney argued that Minnesota’s insanity law, known as the M’Naghten Rule, is outdated and that it doesn’t apply to teens. If you remember …

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Teen guilty in Rocori killings to challenge murder conviction: John Jason McLaughlin, the Minnesota teen sentenced to life in prison for the shootings of Rocori High students Seth Bartell and Aaron Rollins, is now challenging the insanity law used in Minnesota. If you remember McLaughlin was found sane in the killings. His attorney is now …

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Attorney for Rocori school district calls allegations ‘baseless’: Did anyone really expect him to say anything else? Shamus O’Meara, who represents the district and former principal, said much of the “information referenced about the school district is inaccurate and false … and that criminal investigative agencies have determined to be baseless.” O’Meara said he couldn’t …

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Wrongful death lawsuit filed in Rocori school shootings: The families of Seth Bartell and Aaron Rollins have filed wrongful death lawsuits against the school district that Rocori High is in, the former Rocori principal, the gunman John Jason McLaughlin, and McLaughlin’s father Stearns County Deputy Sheriff David McLaughlin. For those of you who may have …

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Rocori shooter gets consecutive sentences: (Log in info) From the article… Rocori High School shooter Jason McLaughlin was sentenced in St. Cloud today to a life sentence and a 12-year prison term for killing two classmates in September 2003. McLaughlin, 17, must serve at least 30 years of the life sentence he received for the …

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Mother of Rocori victim calls for long prison term : Families of the John Jason McLaughlin’s victims, Seth Bartell and Aaron Rollins, addressed McLaughlin today. Here are some quotes from the article… Asked what he would do differently if he could relive Sept. 24, 2003, Rocori High School gunman John Jason McLaughlin said recently he’d …

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Victims’ families to have their say: John Jason McLaughlin, the kid who shot and killed Seth Bartell and Aaron Rollins at Rocori High in Minnesota, is scheduled to be sentenced later today. Under Minnesota law family members of the victims have the right to address McLaughlin to describe the emotional, social or economic harm they’ve …

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Extended Sentence Sought For McLaughlin: Prosecutors in the case of the Rocori High School shooter John Jason McLaughlin have requested that a judge sentence McLaughlin to two consecutive sentences. If you remember McLaughlin was found guilty of shooting and killing Seth Bartell and Aaron Rollins at Rocori High School in Minnesota. If the judge approves …

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