Man convicted of murdering girlfriend and child seeks new trial


November 10, 2023

Jana Peterson

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A Cloquet man convicted of murdering his pregnant girlfriend and her toddler is appealing that conviction to the Minnesota Supreme Court, on the grounds of prosecutorial misconduct, claiming the prosecutor created a scenario in her closing arguments that wasn’t supported by the facts of the case.

Sheldon Thompson was found guilty by a Carlton County jury of eight counts of murder in June 2022, after five days of testimony. Five of the eight counts were first-degree murder charges, which came with an automatic sentence of life in prison. He was sentenced to t...

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