miranda gosiak

Too many people could have given Gosiak the fatal dose of heroin  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Brandon Clarence Bedford, 26, was found not guilty Thursday of third degree murder in the heroin death of Miranda Gosiak of Little Falls. He was found guilty of third degree sale of a controlled substance (heroin) which carries a [...]

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Brandon Clarence Bedford was found not guilty in the death of Miranda Gosiak. She died Feb. 28, 2012, from an overdose of heroin. The facts presented by defense attorneys Gary Wolf and Holly Frame left reasonable doubt on exactly where that final overdoes of heroin came from. The jury deliberated for three hours before returning [...]

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Bedford is accused of murdering Gosiak by giving her an overdose of heroin  By Tina Snell Staff Writer The defense team for Brandon Bedford made two motions on the third day of trial to dismiss the charges against their client. Gary Wolf and Holly Frame from Minneapolis moved to dismiss both counts against Bedford, one [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Kelly Mills was the first witness called by the prosecution at the Brandon Bedford trial Tuesday. She is the medical examiner for Morrison County, with offices in Ramsey County. Bedford is accused of murdering Miranda Gosiak, 19, by giving her a fatal dose of heroin in the home of Tanya Ashby, [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The jury for the Brandon Bedford trial was selected by 12:30 p.m. today (Monday). Judge Conrad Freeberg, prosecutors Todd Kosovich and Amber Kusler and defense attorneys Gary Wolf and Holly Frame questioned the prospective jurors. Bedford is charged with third degree murder and third degree sale of a narcotic. The murder [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Branden Clarence Bedford’s pre-trial hearing, scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, was cancelled minutes before it was to commence. Bedford has been charged with first degree murder in the heroin overdose death of Miranda Gosiak Feb. 27, 2012, in Little Falls. The defense attorney, Gary R. Wolf, was not in attendance Wednesday [...]

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Keon Malone Mangun was sentenced Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, by Judge Conrad Freeberg to 11 years, two months in prison for his role in proximately causing the death of 19-year-old Miranda Gosiak of Little Falls. Gosiak died of a heroin overdose Feb. 28, 2012, in Little Falls. A Morrison County jury found Mangun guilty of [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Half of the top 10 stories for 2013 have their roots in stories that made the top 10 for 2012, including charges of murder, the passage of same-sex marriage legislation, a Little Falls resident’s fight with City Hall and the fate of the Central Minnesota Ethanol Co-op. While the top four [...]

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Keon “Bird” Mangun will be sentenced Dec. 30 Morrison County District Court Judge Conrad I Freeberg denied Keon Mangun’s motions Monday, Dec. 16, for a new trial and for judgment of acquittal.  Freeberg found there was “sufficient evidence for the jury to conclude that on the day 19-year-old Miranda Gosiak died, Bedford gave her heroin [...]

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