Intent

Trespassing

In this appeal from the trial court’s denial of defendant’s petition for post conviction relief, defendant argued that his conviction of misdemeanor trespassing must be reversed because the State failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he returned to the property with the intent to disturb his neighbor.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that, based on the totality of the circumstances and the history of conflict between the neighbors, the only reasonable inference was the defendant, when he first drove on the property, knew that his neighbor would be disturbed.  Affirmed.

Sandstrom v. State, A18-0967, St. Louis County.

Criminal Defense Attorney Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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