Fridley man found guilty of second-degree murder


On Nov 29. Hennepin County District Judge Jay Quam sentenced Dejonte Davis to 366 months in prison, between the 312 months requested by Davis’ attorney and the 439 months sought by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

 A jury found a Fridley man guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of another man outside of a Northeast Minneapolis bar last year, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Wednesday.

Dejonte Antwon Davis, 30, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Robert Urman, Sr., 36, of St. Paul. The jury acquitted Davis of first-degree, pre-meditated murder. They received the case Monday morning and return their verdict just before noon on Tuesday.

According to the criminal complaint, Davis and Urman got into an argument inside the Palace Bar, 2500 Fourth Street N.E. just before 12:30 a.m. on March 7, 2015. The two men took the argument outside where Davis pulled out a gun and shot Urman six times in the chest as he tried to run away.

Sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29 and the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office is seeking 439 months in prison.