First-degree murder charges handed down
October 16, 2020
A Carlton County grand jury voted last week to charge a Cloquet man with five counts of first-degree murder, another development in a case that shocked county residents last spring when the bodies of a pregnant woman and her toddler were found hidden in their home, brutally murdered.
Sheldon James Thompson, 33, was charged in March with two counts of second-degree murder and a third count of second-degree murder of an unborn child.
As a result of the grand jury indictment, he faces a total of eight charges: two charges of murder in the first degree, premeditated and murder in the first degr...