Owatonna Man Admits To Brass Knuckles/Knife Murder
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Owatonna, MN (KROC AM News) - An Owatonna man has pleaded to a 2020 murder.
During a court hearing Thursday in Steele County Court, 29-year-old Hassan Hassan pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree murder and 1st-degree assault charges. As part of a plea agreement, another 2nd-degree murder charge was dismissed.
Hassan will be sentenced at a later date.
According to the criminal complaint, Hassan stabbed the victim during a confrontation in an Owatonna park in July 2020. A witness told police the victim (32-year-old Mohamed Mohamed) began running and Hassan “chased him down” and stabbed him. The victim died at the scene.
As part of the plea agreement, Hassan is facing a recommended prison term of 180 months.
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