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May 11, 2006
Shane sentencing scheduled for May 26
WORTHINGTON -- The sentencing for Worthington native Lisa Shane has been scheduled for 10 a.m. May 26 in Nobles County District Court. Shane, who was convicted of second-degree murder and child neglect in late April for the death of her 3-month-old infant daughter, Ashanta, was acquitted...
May 11, 2006 - 12:00am
April 25, 2006
Shane guilty on two charges
WORTHINGTON -- After two days of jury selection, eight days of testimony and about four hours of deliberation, a verdict of guilty for two of the three charges against Lisa Shane was handed down Monday in Nobles County District Court. Shane shook her head and sobbed as the court...
April 25, 2006 - 12:00am
April 22, 2006
Shane trial sent to jury
WORTHINGTON -- Closing arguments ended the trial of Lisa Marie Shane on Friday afternoon. Now it's up to the jury to deliberate and come back with a verdict. Several jury members and Chief Public Defender James Fleming looked quite surprised when Judge David Christensen told the...
April 22, 2006 - 12:00am
April 21, 2006
Request for acquittal denied in Shane trial
WORTHINGTON -- A request for acquittal or dismissal of count two in the State of Minnesota v. Lisa Shane trial was denied on Thursday by Judge David Christensen. Count two is a charge of second-degree murder -- felony murder by child neglect. Chief Public Defender James Fleming...
April 21, 2006 - 12:00am
April 20, 2006
Mother, sister testify in Shane trial
WORTHINGTON -- Testimony was heard Wednesday morning from both the mother and sister of Lisa Shane, who is on trial for the murder of her 3-month-old daughter, Ashanta. Shane, 20, of Adrian, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of child neglect in August...
April 20, 2006 - 12:00am
April 19, 2006
Baby's father testifies at trial
WORTHINGTON -- Although cousin Ivan Sosa testified that Jose "Lupe" Chavarria was very emotional, it was not evident during Chavarria's testimony on Tuesday as he was shown pictures of his infant daughter. He answered questions about his whereabouts on Oct. 28 through Nov. 5 2004,...
April 19, 2006 - 12:00am
April 18, 2006
Doctor confirms previous head injury in murder case
WORTHINGTON -- Susan Duffek, a pediatric radiologist for the x-ray center in Sioux Falls, S.D., said Monday, during testimony at the murder trial of Lisa Shane, she was certain there was evidence of brain injury older than that which occurred on Oct. 28, 2004. Shane, charged with...
April 18, 2006 - 12:00am
April 15, 2006
Older brain injuries considered during Shane murder trial
WORTHINGTON -- Friday's testimony of Dr. Daniel Crosby, a neuroradiologist from Sioux Falls, S.D.
April 15, 2006 - 12:00am
April 14, 2006
Shane murder trial continues
WORTHINGTON -- During the testimony of Dan Wagner, supervisor of the sleep diagnostic center in Sioux Falls, S.D., Assistant Attorney General William Klumpp and Chief Public Defender James Fleming had a brief debate about data Wagner was interpreting. Klumpp accused Fleming of trying...
April 14, 2006 - 12:00am
April 13, 2006
Medical examiner testifies
WORTHINGTON -- Lisa Shane broke down in tears as medical examiner Kelly Mills described the process and results of the autopsy performed on Shane's 3-month-old daughter, Ashanta Rosa Chavarria, after her death in November 2004. Opening statements began Wednesday in the case of Minnesota...
April 13, 2006 - 12:00am
April 11, 2006
Jury selection begins in infant murder trial
WORTHINGTON -- Jury selection began Monday in Nobles County District Court for the trial of Lisa Marie Shane, who is charged with two counts of second-degree murder. The charges allege 20-year-old Shane, of Adrian, caused the death of her three-month-old infant daughter unintentionally...
April 11, 2006 - 12:00am
February 14, 2006
Judge denies motions in infant death case
WORTHINGTON -- An order filed by Judge David E. Christensen reports several rulings regarding motions filed by the defense regarding the State of Minnesota versus Lisa Marie Shane case. Shane is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of child neglect arising...
February 14, 2006 - 12:00am