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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Two witnesses were called to testify in the Warren John Okerman omnibus hearing Friday, June 22. Dr. Kelly Mills, Ramsey County assistant medical examiner, testified for the prosecution (Assistant County Attorney Todd Kosovich) and Dr. John Plunkett, a general and forensic pathologist, for the defense (Public Defender Scott Wonderlich). Okerman was [...]

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Jurors once again heard Byron Smith’s audio recording of the day he shot and killed Nick Brady and Haile Kifer, after they broke into his home Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 2012. Smith is charged with two counts each of first-degree premeditated murder and second degree murder for the shootings. In his closing arguments, Prosecutor Peter [...]

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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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He is charged in the death of Miranda Gosiak  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The jury trial for Brandon Clarence Bedford begins Monday. He has been charged with third degree murder for giving heroin to Miranda Gosiak, 19, a resident of Little Falls, who died of an overdose Feb. 28, 2012. Bedford was also charged with [...]

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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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The sentencing of Keon Malone Mangun for third degree murder in the death of Miranda Gosiak has been moved to Monday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. Gosiak died of a heroin overdose in Little Falls, Feb. 28, 2012. Mangun was found guilty of murder in the third degree by a jury in Little Falls, Oct. [...]

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