Man faces 24 years in Woodbury motel hostage standoff
STILLWATER, Minn. - A man accused of holding a group of people hostage last year during a deadly night at Woodbury’s Red Roof Inn will spend at least 24 years in prison under a plea agreement reached Thursday.
Demetrius Santreell Ballinger, 26, pleaded guilty in Washington County District Court to five counts, including criminal sexual conduct and attempted murder. Other charges, including aggravated robbery, were dismissed.
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