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Court prepares for May murder trial

Attorneys and Sixth District judge Jill Eichenwald hammered out the rules of engagement for the murder trial of Sheldon Thompson, on the Carlton County Court calendar from mid-May through June 3.

More than two years have passed since Thompson was arrested in March 2020 on suspicion of murdering his pregnant girlfriend and her toddler son.

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...

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