JACKSON — Minnesota Assistant Attorney General Matthew Frank is scheduled to put one more witness on the stand this morning before the state rests its case against Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez, who is accused of ordering the beating and murder of Estherville, Iowa, teenager Gregory Sky Erickson in June of 1997.
JACKSON — After a break in the proceedings for the weekend and a federal holiday, former Emmet County Sheriff Larry Lamack took the stand when trial proceedings resumed during the fifth day of testimony in Jackson County District Court Tuesday afternoon.
JACKSON — Testimony continued Friday in Jackson County District Court, where Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez is on trial for aiding and abetting the second-degree murder and kidnapping of 15-year-old Gregory Sky Erickson in 1997.
JACKSON — Shawn Knakmuhs smirked as he told the jury he and several others stopped June 6, 1997, to buy tape and zip ties in case they needed it for “crowd control” during day three of the Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez trial in Jackson County District Court Thursday.
JACKSON — A man serving a life sentence for conspiracy and kidnapping resulting in the 1997 death of 15-year-old Gregory Sky Erickson spent Wednesday afternoon on the stand in Jackson County District Court, answering questions from Minnesota Assistant Attorney General Matthew Frank about events leading up to Erickson’s murder and the involvement of defendant Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez, also known as Ricardo Castillo.
Court proceedings begin in Jackson County
JACKSON — It may have taken several days to get through jury selection, but once the four-man, 10-woman jury was sworn in Tuesday morning, things progressed quickly in the trial of Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez, with opening statements and the state’s first eight witnesses taking the stand on the first day.
JACKSON — The long process of jury selection began Tuesday morning at the Jackson Courthouse in preparation for the trial of Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez, who is accused of aiding and abetting in the murder and kidnapping of 15-year-old Gregory “Sky” Erickson in 1997.
Jackson murder case to go to trial in January
JACKSON — A man implicated in the 1997 kidnapping and murder of 15-year-old Gregory “Sky” Erickson pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday afternoon in Jackson County District Court, which means the case may now head to trial as soon as Jan. 4, 2011.
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