Minnesota AP Updates



 ST. PAUL, Minn. (Pioneer Press) — Jury selection continues Wednesday for the murder trial of a St. Paul man accused of killing his wife. Eight jurors have been selected so far for the trial of 39-year-old Jeffery Trevino. He's charged with second-degree murder in the death of Kira Steger (STEG'-ur), who disappeared in February. Her body was pulled from the Mississippi River more than two months later. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports jury selection will continue until 12 jurors and two alternates are chosen.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Star Trib) — The wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser will remain in prison until at least October 2014 after the Minnesota Supreme Court refused to hear her appeal of her conviction in a fatal hit-and-run. The court denied Amy Senser's petition for review in a one-sentence order written by Chief Justice Lorie Gildea (GILL'-day). Senser has testified that she didn't know she struck a person when she left the accident scene on a Minneapolis exit ramp two years ago.

GRANITE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — The former boyfriend of a Granite Falls woman who was fatally shot along with another man has been arrested. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the man's family brought him to the Renville County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday. He was being sought in the shooting deaths of 26-year-old Kara Monson and 28-year-old Chris Panitzke (pah-NIHT'-skee), of Redwood Falls. Granite Falls police are continuing their investigation into the deaths.

MINNEAPOLIS (Star Trib) — A federal trial is underway for a Duluth head shop owner accused of illegally selling synthetic drugs. Jurors have heard opening statements in the trial of Last Place on Earth owner Jim Carlson. Carlson, his girlfriend and his son are charged with illegally selling banned synthetic drugs by "misbranding" them. The Star Tribune reports defense attorney Randall Tigue (tygh) argued that the chemical compounds the head shop sold were not banned and that Carlson obeyed the law