Appeals court denies Rodriguez request
A federal appeals court denied a rehearing for a Minnesota man sentenced to death for killing a University of North Dakota student.
Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. of Crookston, Minn., a convicted sex offender, was found guilty in 2006 of killing 22-year-old Dru Sjodin of Pequot Lakes, Minn. She was attending UND when she was abducted from the Columbia Mall parking lot in Grand Forks.
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