Rochester Man Preparing For Start of His Murder Trial Next Month
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - One of the men charged with the murder of a Rochester man a little over two years ago appeared remotely for a pretrial hearing today in Olmsted County Court.
32-year-old Muhidin Omar Abukar is currently scheduled to stand trial beginning May 3rd on a second-degree murder charge stemming from the March 5, 2019 shooting death of 28-year-old Garad Roble. He was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds on a rural southeast Rochester road just east of the Shoppes on Maine complex.
Abukar's criminal history includes a second-degree murder conviction in 2010 for his involvement in the shooting death of 32-year-old Ryan Nissalke in Rochester in 2009. He was given a 14-year prison sentence in that case.
The second person charged with Roble's death has yet to enter a plea to the charge. 24-year-old Ayub Iman is also charged with second-degree murder and remains in jail on $1 million bail. His trial date has not been set and there are currently no hearings scheduled in his case.
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