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June 12, 2008
Andersen sentenced to life in prison for Swedberg murder
In Minnesota, a conviction for first-degree murder carries an automatic sentence of life in prison. So despite claims of innocence and pleas of leniency from the family and friends of Kenneth Andersen, the sentence handed down by District Court Judge Peter Irvine on Thursday was...
June 12, 2008 - 12:00am
June 7, 2008
Andersen now claims he was framed
Two days after a Becker County jury convicted him of killing his best friend, Ken Andersen said he may have been framed. A rocky relationship with local law enforcement and his acquittal on a 2005 arson charge may have factored into his arrest and conviction of first-degree murder...
June 7, 2008 - 12:00am
June 4, 2008
After less than 24 hours, Becker County jury finds Andersen guilty
Despite a case that was based mainly on circumstantial evidence, it took a 12-person jury less than 24 hours to deliver a guilty verdict in the murder trial of rural Waubun resident Kenneth Eugene Andersen. Andersen, 34, was accused of shooting his lifelong friend Chad Swedberg...
June 4, 2008 - 12:00am
June 3, 2008
Prosecution says Andersen caught in web of lies, defense says state didn't prove its case
Closing arguments were heard Tuesday in the murder trial of 34-year-old Kenneth Andersen of rural Waubun. The jury began its deliberations shortly after 5:30 p.m., but no verdict was reached Tuesday and the jury will resume deliberations Wednesday morning. On Monday, both the...
June 3, 2008 - 12:00am
June 2, 2008
Prosecution, defense rest; closing arguments expected Tuesday in Andersen trial
It was a short, but eventful, day of testimony Monday at the murder trial of rural Waubun resident Kenneth Andersen. It began shortly after 9:30 a.m. with the cross examination of Special Agent Daniel Baumann of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension by defense attorney Rory...
June 2, 2008 - 12:00am
May 30, 2008
Defense, prosecution each call their own firearms experts in Andersen trial
Friday's testimony in the murder trial of rural Waubun resident Kenneth Andersen was highlighted by a pair of firearms experts -- one called by the prosecution, and one called by the defense. Late Thursday afternoon, prosecutor Al Zdrazil had called to the stand a forensic scientist...
May 30, 2008 - 12:00am
Some forensic evidence in Andersen trial deemed "inconclusive"
Physical evidence linking a murder suspect to the crime is a key element in obtaining a conviction -- and unfortunately for the prosecution in the murder trial of rural Waubun resident Kenneth Andersen, some of the evidence presented during this week's testimony didn't appear as strong...
May 30, 2008 - 12:00am
May 29, 2008
Andersen's brother testifies at murder trial
Kenneth Andersen's older brother was called to testify Wednesday in the younger sibling's first-degree murder trial. Ken Andersen, 34, of rural Waubun, is accused of shooting his lifelong friend Chad Swedberg twice -- in the shoulder and hip areas -- with a high-powered rifle fired...
May 29, 2008 - 12:00am
May 27, 2008
Prosecutors: Stolen ATV may have been motive for murder
An ATV stolen from a Roseau County residence in late 2006 was at the crux of testimony Tuesday in the continuing murder trial of rural Waubun resident Kenneth Andersen. Andersen, 34, was indicted by a Becker County grand jury in September for first-degree, premeditated homicide...
May 27, 2008 - 12:00am
May 23, 2008
Detective talks about finding suspected murder weapon during search
A Clay County detective testified Friday about finding the alleged murder weapon hidden in the rafters in an outbuilding near defendant Kenneth Andersen's house on Fish Hook Lake. Andersen is accused of shooting his lifelong friend Chad Swedberg twice -- in the shoulder and hip...
May 23, 2008 - 12:00am
The plot thickens: Testimony continues at Andersen trial
A number of witnesses testified Thursday at the first-degree murder trial of Kenneth Andersen of rural Waubun. He is accused of killing Chad Swedberg with two shots from a high-powered rifle. The prosecution believes it occurred shortly after 8 a.m.
May 23, 2008 - 12:00am
May 22, 2008
Brother says murder victim's relative was 'reckless with his rifle'
Like most brothers, Ken and Chad Swedberg occasionally argued, and even got into fistfights while growing up together at the family's resort property on Little White Earth Lake. But as Ken Swedberg testified Wednesday in Becker County District Court, the last bout they had occurred...
May 22, 2008 - 12:00am
May 21, 2008
Fain testifies that Chad Swedberg bought alleged murder weapon for Kenneth Andersen
Jesse Fain may have been just three years younger than his stepfather, Chad Swedberg, but he clearly liked him, enjoyed his company, and grieves his loss. The soft-spoken Fain, 32, with short-cropped black hair and neatly trimmed beard and mustache, was called to stand Tuesday to...
May 21, 2008 - 12:00am
May 12, 2008
Five jurors picked, four dismissed in Ken Andersen murder trial -- jury selection to continue Tuesday
Jury selection begin Monday in the murder trial of Ken Andersen of rural Waubun. By the end of the day, attorneys from both sides had agreed on five jurors and four more had been excused from service. Andersen, 34, was indicted by a Becker County grand jury in September for first-degree,...
May 12, 2008 - 12:00am