The alleged attack by members of the True Blood (TB22) gang occurred at an abandoned house on the 200 block of White Bear Avenue, according to charges filed today against five adult defendants. The complaint states that TB22 is a documented criminal street gang that operates in the Twin Cities, and has been involved in violent acts that include rape, aggravated assaults, drive-by shootings, auto thefts and drug-related crimes.
Phillip Garrido, a convicted sex offender charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and fathering her two children by rape, entered a surprise plea of not guilty to an amended indictment that his lawyer intends to challenge.
The random victim of a violent rape spoke to Judge Donald Aandal on Monday in a soft monotone, as though she was in a trance.
“I am scared of being alone and by myself. I am scared of going to bed and not waking up in the morning,” she said, reading from a letter she’d written to the judge. “I cry myself to sleep every night.”
Jury selection in the trial of a man accused of brutally raping a woman in Winger, Minn., is set to begin today in Crookston. Patrick Bryan Scott Jr.’s case went to trial for four days in June but ended with a hung jury.
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