Being accused of a crime is a very serious situation. Anyone in that position would likely benefit by consulting an attorney as soon as possible. A Minnesota man facing criminal charges related to attempted murder is likely now looking into his legal options.
According to the man’s girlfriend, the two were discussing their relationship when he pointed a gun at her. She claims that he shot her as she attempted to run up the stairs. Authorities stated that the woman was shot four times, with one bullet entering her abdomen and another hitting her left hand and blowing off part of her finger.
The woman was taken to the hospital while police talked to the man on the phone, requesting him to peacefully leave the house. Allegedly, the man confessed to pointing the gun at at his girlfriend, but claims that he did not intend to shoot her. He has now been arrested and charged with one count of second degree attempted murder and two counts of assault.
The man could face a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison should he be convicted on the charge of attempted murder. Anyone facing similar criminal charges would likely benefit from consulting an experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney. An attorney could work to build a strong defense to present before the court as well as work to safeguard a person’s legal rights throughout the process. This could help to either clear a person’s name or help to achieve a reduction in any potential sentence.
Source: CBS Minnesota, “Farmington Man Says He Didn’t Mean To Shoot Girlfriend 4 Times“, Sept. 6, 2017