Wynne found guilty of intentional second-degree murder


A Hennepin County jury found 21-year-old Demetrius Wynne of Brooklyn Park guilty of intentional-second degree murder for the death of then 68-year-old Susan Spiller in July 2015, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Tuesday. At the time of the murder, Wynne was 14-years-old, and was certified to stand trial as an adult in November 2019.

On March 29, after a day of deliberations, the jury came to the guilty verdict of intentional second-degree murder — the higher of the two murder counts Wynne faced.

“Nearly seven years have passed since this tragedy occurred. While the guilty verdict cannot undo the heartbreak and devastation the victim’s family and loved ones have endured, my hope is that this helps in the healing process,” Freeman stated.

The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines for this offense is 306-months in prison. The State will be requesting an upward durational departure of 360-months in prison at the sentencing, which is scheduled for April 28.

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