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Judge George Glonek rescheduled the trial for Feb. 23.
Trial dates are up in the air for two of the three remaining defendants in the Superior shooting death of Garth Velin, a complex case that has been plagued by legal maneuvering and unexpected issues that have prompted numerous last-minute delays in recent months. For a second time this month, a trial date was pulled off the Douglas County Circuit Court calendar because of late developments.
For a second time this month, a trial date may be pulled off the Douglas County Circuit Court calendar due to late developments.
Ann Marie Murray, 49, is now facing felony charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle — a count carrying a maximum of 25 years in prison — and operating a motor vehicle while revoked, causing the death of another.
A Duluth woman who fatally struck a pedestrian while driving on a rural Douglas County road last week was a close friend of the victim and had been with him at a nearby cabin shortly before the collision, a mutual friend said Wednesday. Authorities reported a day earlier that 49-year-old Ann Murray struck Eric Madrid, 40, along County Highway T in the town of Wascott at about 11:20 p.m. Friday. Madrid died at a Duluth hospital on Monday.
Chance William Andrews entered the plea to a felony murder charge Tuesday morning in Douglas County Circuit Court. The plea agreement came just as he was set to go to trial.
Defense claims retaliation by district attorney
Derek L. Nelis, 43, was charged Friday in Douglas County Circuit Court with vehicular homicide in the Aug. 16 death of Gabrielle Bresette in the town of Maple.
On Wednesday, it was the 43-year-old Phillips that was dressed in an orange jumpsuit, appearing via video feed for a bail hearing. She is the sixth person to be arrested in connection with the Sept. 30 death of 20-year-old Garth Velin, who police said was shot during a botched robbery attempt at his East Superior home.
A Superior man has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide, more than three years after a car crash that killed his co-worker along U.S. Highway 53 in St. Louis County. James Duane Voltzke, 39, was charged by summons last week in State District Court with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide.