New trial date in Rochester murder case
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) – Another trial date has been set in a murder case in Rochester.
Jury selection is now scheduled to begin the week after Thanksgiving in the case of 31-year-old Muhidin Abukar. His trial, which had already been delayed due to the pandemic, was originally scheduled to start the first week of May, but was postponed due to a scheduling conflict.
Abukar is charged with second degree murder for his alleged involvement in the murder of Garad Roble. The Rochester man, 28, was found shot dead along a rural road in southeast Rochester early in the morning of March 5, 2019. A second man indicted in the case, Ayub Iman, has yet to pleaded the murder charge. he is facing.
Abukar was convicted of second degree murder for a fatal shooting in Rochester in 2009. In that case, Abukar was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the death of 32-year-old Ryan Nissalke.
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