Teen sentenced to 7 years in shooting case


April 1, 2022

Judge Eric Hylden told Roxanne Peterson that her words spoke to him. He said the pain and agony she described in a Duluth courtroom Tuesday is painfully familiar. He lost a teenage son in 2009.

Peterson had just given a victim impact statement regarding the 2020 death of her 16-year-old grandson, Cloquet resident Joe Peterson. A table away was the teenager who shot “Little Joe,” his cousin, Joseph Fohrenkam.

Judge Hylden made it official at Fohrenkam’s sentencing in St. Louis County District Court: He will serve 7 years in prison for shooting Peterson in the head while a group of boys...

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