Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Judge denies new trial for Andersen

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
Detroit Lakes,Minnesota 56501 http://www.dl-online.com/sites/all/themes/dlonline_theme/images/social_default_image.png
Detroit Lakes Online
(218) 847-9409 customer support
Judge denies new trial for Andersen
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

A request for a new trial from Kenneth Eugene Andersen Jr., 35, has been denied.

Andersen, of rural Waubun, was convicted last month of first-degree murder in the April 13, 2007, shooting death of Chad Swedberg of rural Ogema.

Advertisement
Advertisement

His attorney, Simon George of Detroit Lakes, filed a motion June 18 for a new trial, on the basis of "interests of justice, abuse of discretion and misconduct by the state," according to court records.

At a short hearing Wednesday, District Judge Peter Irvine -- who also presided at the murder trial -- heard arguments from Andersen and from Becker County Attorney Mike Fritz before ruling against the motion and denying a new trial.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement