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Defense wants admission struck in murder case

A former Fond du Lac police patrol officer took to the witness stand during the Carlton County Sixth District Court hearing held Sept. 1 for Sheldon Thompson, a Cloquet man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend and her young son in March 2020.

Deputy Nils Hansen, now with the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, was the only person to testify, with much of the testimony centering around the alleged "utterance" he reported Thompson made while he was being treated for possible hypothermia after being captured.

During questioning by both the prosecution and defense, Hansen repeated the words h...