Boland Brothers Murder Trial
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Dec 10, 2009
Anoka / Boyfriend guilty in staged crash death
Updated: 12/08/2009 11:26:13 PM CST
An Anoka man pleaded guilty this week to helping cover up the killing of his girlfriend by staging a motorcycle accident in September 2008, officials said.
Ryan Boland, 34, faces up to 20 years in prison for aiding an offender after the fact. His sentencing is March 19.
According to prosecutors, Boland was at Natasha Waalen's house when his brother, Timothy Boland, got into an argument with her, picked up a baseball bat and beat Waalen to death. Waalen, 28, was Ryan Boland's longtime girlfriend.
The brothers staged her death by attaching her to a motorcycle on the back of a pickup truck and swerving until the bike and her body fell off the truck, according to testimony.
The courtroom was filled to standing room only Monday, said Andrew Johnson, assistant Anoka County attorney. The room was also charged with tension, and Travis Waalen, Natasha's brother, was taken from the room after yelling during the proceedings.
Timothy Boland, 33, of Robbinsdale, faces second-degree murder and second-degree aiding and abetting charges. His trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 25.
#2 Dec 10, 2009
Something smells fishy here. How can they dismiss 2nd degree murder charges against the guy when his brother hasn't gone to trial? If his brother is innocent, nobody gets convicted of murder. Is this some legal ploy?
#3 Jan 13, 2014
Tim FOUR years In prison for murder??? Oh sorry he might do six. Both of them cowards should be locked up getting butt raped for rest of their worthless lives!!! They dont deserve to be free ever. Somebody better beat them down with baseball bats! And Tim is a snitch working with police
#4 Jan 13, 2014
Timothy Boland and Ryan Boland better look over their shoulders when they get out. Natasha had a brother and a father, I know if someone killed my sister and was walking the streets I would have something for their ass!!!
#5 Jan 13, 2014
Does anyone else think this is messed up or what? Natasha Waalen did not receive justice, our system failed her and her family. Her poor daughter has no mom and daddy killed her! He should never ever ever be allowed to see his daughter. MURDERER
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