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Homicide trial preparations underway


February 11, 2022

Nearly two years after a mother, toddler and unborn child were murdered in Cloquet, the trial of her then-boyfriend is slowly comng into focus.

Sheldon James Thompson, 34, is accused of killing Jackie Defoe, her unborn child, and her 20-month-old son in March 2020. Thompson faces two charges of murder in the first degree each for the deaths of Jackie Ann Defoe and her son Kevin Lee Shabaiash Jr., and one charge of murder in the first degree of an unborn child, premeditated. He also faces two charges of murder in the second degree-intent and murder in the second degree of an unborn child-int...

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