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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Guilty Plea in Seward Triple Slaying

As you can read here, 18-year-old Ahmed Shire Ali has pleaded guilty to the aggravated robbery that led to the shocking triple murder in the Seward Market on Franklin Avenue on January 6th. He has agreed to testify against the alleged murderer, Mahdi Ali.

It's tragic that this young man made the terrible decision to rob the Seward Market, setting in motion the chain of events that ended three innocent lives and put him in prison until he's in his 30s. But I commend him for taking responsibility for his actions,

I thank the Police Department for their great work, and those in the community who helped them identify the perpetrators. I also thank the Hennepin County Attorney's Office for building a strong case against the alleged shooter.

It's my hope that this can help the healing process for the families of the victims and the Seward neighborhood.


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