A cold case murder. A bloody shoe unf...

A cold case murder. A bloody shoe unforgotten.

There are 56 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 30, 2011, titled A cold case murder. A bloody shoe unforgotten.. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The four men had nowhere to go, money to buy enough beer to get drunk and a Minneapolis riverbank to sit on while they drank it.

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RJS

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Mar 30, 2011
Why in the world would he get credit for time served as a result of other arrests over the years? What a slap in the face to all his victims.

Good work Sgt Moe.
reality

Maple Grove, MN

#2 Mar 30, 2011
Our legal system is a joke. Its not news.
adamh2o

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Mar 31, 2011
RJS wrote:
Why in the world would he get credit for time served as a result of other arrests over the years? What a slap in the face to all his victims.
Good work Sgt Moe.
That's what I was going to say, but you beat me to it. I guess those crimes were freebies.
Auriga

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Mar 31, 2011
He got credit for time served in the Drake?
TheGolfGuy

Apopka, FL

#6 Mar 31, 2011
It's the criminal guidelines, they always say. Then change the damn things.
Thomas

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Mar 31, 2011
Its part of the plea agreement process. It happens here in Minnesota ALL the time.

Let see your honor my client did 10 days for a DUI 15 years ago, I would like that added as credit for time served.

We need to change the legal system. Seriously.
twins

Montevideo, MN

#8 Mar 31, 2011
Everyone thinks the legal system is like what they see on television. If our system is so bad, try living in Mexico.
Vikes

United States

#9 Mar 31, 2011
People like this is why we should have the death penalty.
BigD

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Mar 31, 2011
Makes you wonder how much crime and mayhem this thug was responsible for between 1992 and the present. The wheels of justice grind slowly, but I think the bearings of justice are seized up.
EastSide_Thomas

Columbus, IN

#11 Mar 31, 2011
This is a poorly written example of what passes for journalism these days. David Hanners needs to have his work proof read:

In the opening paragraphs it is reported:

"...Brian Scott Poquette decided he didn't like one of his companions. So they fought, and he bashed the man's head with a rock.
When one of the others intervened, the man slipped and tumbled down the riverbank. Poquette smashed his head with the same rock, killing him."

The reader has been told that two men had been hit in the head with the same rock.

Then, reading further, this summation of the assult is given:

"'Carlson said Poquette picked up a rock and smashed Anderson in the head two or three times.
Brown and Carlson were watching from the bluff above, and Brown decided to help Anderson. Carlson told investigators he pushed the man away and told him to leave the two men alone.
Somehow, Brown "ended up flipping over Carlson's back and falling down the cement shaft," the complaint said. Carlson fled without waiting to see what happened to Brown."

This leaves the reader to question by what manner did the 2nd man, Frank Brown, die? It was previously said that he'd been bashed on the head with the same rock as Gregory Anderson. Now David Hanners reports that Brown died as a result of falling to his dead down a concrete shaft after flipping over Carlson's back. I thought Brown was killed while in a fight with Poquette; how did Carlson get into the fight?

The difference here is this... Poquette could have been charged with attempted manslaughter if he did indeed smash Anderson in the head with a rock (remove the "attempted' clause from the charge due to the victims later death from his injuries); but if Brown died as a result from injuries he sustained by falling down the shaft then how can Poquette be charged with his murder? It seems from this story he must have been involved with a fight with Carlson, after all, he somehow was flipped over Carlson's back.

After reading this article the only clear conclusion is that David Hanners needs to get addition training in writing.
griddy

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Mar 31, 2011
yo, OJ
Semantics

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Mar 31, 2011
It's called Criminal Justice as there is rarely adequate justice for the victim.
walter

Cedar, MN

#14 Mar 31, 2011
EastSide_Thomas wrote:
This is a poorly written example of what passes for journalism these days. David Hanners needs to have his work proof read:
In the opening paragraphs it is reported:
"...Brian Scott Poquette decided he didn't like one of his companions. So they fought, and he bashed the man's head with a rock.
When one of the others intervened, the man slipped and tumbled down the riverbank. Poquette smashed his head with the same rock, killing him."
The reader has been told that two men had been hit in the head with the same rock.
Then, reading further, this summation of the assult is given:
"'Carlson said Poquette picked up a rock and smashed Anderson in the head two or three times.
Brown and Carlson were watching from the bluff above, and Brown decided to help Anderson. Carlson told investigators he pushed the man away and told him to leave the two men alone.
Somehow, Brown "ended up flipping over Carlson's back and falling down the cement shaft," the complaint said. Carlson fled without waiting to see what happened to Brown."
This leaves the reader to question by what manner did the 2nd man, Frank Brown, die? It was previously said that he'd been bashed on the head with the same rock as Gregory Anderson. Now David Hanners reports that Brown died as a result of falling to his dead down a concrete shaft after flipping over Carlson's back. I thought Brown was killed while in a fight with Poquette; how did Carlson get into the fight?
The difference here is this... Poquette could have been charged with attempted manslaughter if he did indeed smash Anderson in the head with a rock (remove the "attempted' clause from the charge due to the victims later death from his injuries); but if Brown died as a result from injuries he sustained by falling down the shaft then how can Poquette be charged with his murder? It seems from this story he must have been involved with a fight with Carlson, after all, he somehow was flipped over Carlson's back.
After reading this article the only clear conclusion is that David Hanners needs to get addition training in writing.
i would guess you are a pretty boring person!
Roy Bean

Minnetonka, MN

#15 Mar 31, 2011
Mandatory DNA tests at time of arrests, not after conviction. Innocent people don't need to hide their identity. National ID card, also. When a low life can disappear for years, there is a problem. When a doctors wife (a pipe bomber/bank robber) can change identity and hide in St Paul for a generation, there is a problem. Despite elected city leaders who support them and do fund raisers for legal expences
CamelTow

Calgary, Canada

#16 Mar 31, 2011
this guy, if found guilty, and seeing as how he has already confessed, should be shot.....killing TWO people by bashing thier heads in with a rock? are you kidding me?...execute him NOW..........
EastSide_Thomas

Columbus, IN

#17 Mar 31, 2011
walter wrote:
<quoted text>i would guess you are a pretty boring person!
And you're an idiot. But who's keeping score?
Cozmo Kramer

Duluth, MN

#19 Mar 31, 2011
The mustache and neatly trimmed goatee makes this guy a very dashing and handsome fellow. Add to that his well coiffed hair and smooth facial complexion, and I just don't know how beautiful women could ever resist the charm of this stunningly attractive man.
WXyz

United States

#20 Mar 31, 2011
Looks like the one half of Hall & Oates is in a heap of trouble....
GreatDay

Wake Forest, NC

#21 Mar 31, 2011
Quality!
EastSide_Thomas

Columbus, IN

#22 Mar 31, 2011
CamelTow wrote:
<quoted text>the article is about a low life pig who has killed TWO people and you rip the writer of the article instead? Are you kidding me? Who are you, Ernest Hemingway?.....
The "low life pig" should be hung, shot or fried in the electric chair. Period.

My comments were on the poorly written article. If you think what was written was clear to you then you have a poor grasp of what professional journalism should be.

BTW, you screen name is very indicative of your level of life.

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