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Thomas Fairbanks sentenced to life in death of Mahnomen Deputy Christopher Dewey

September 9, 2011 in DL-Online

MAHNOMEN, Minn. Thomas Fairbanks was sentenced this afternoon to life in prison for the shooting death of Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Dewey.
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‘I JUST MADE THE WRONG CHOICE’: Fairbanks says he’s responsible for Dewey shooting

August 31, 2011 in DL-Online

Thomas Fairbanks took the stand in his own defense in his murder trial, admitting he was responsible and no one else, for shooting Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Dewey. But he had no intent to shoot him, was drunk and on drugs and feared for his own life, Fairbanks said under questioning from his attorney, Jim Austad. Continue Reading

Fairbanks trial: Fairbanks’ sister testifies — for prosecution

August 20, 2011 in DL-Online

He was ‘out of it’ after shooting Dewey, she said
The sister of Thomas Fairbanks testified for the prosecution Friday in his trial on charges that he murdered Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Dewey and assaulted a dozen other officers. But it was clear her sympathy is with her brother. Continue Reading

Fairbanks trial again delayed as jury selection remains slow process

August 16, 2011 in DL-Online

Opening statements set for Wednesday
The murder trial of Thomas Fairbanks again has been pushed back as jury selection continues to go slower than the judge expected. Continue Reading

ANALYSIS: Details of Dewey’s death may be key in Fairbanks trial

August 15, 2011 in DL-Online

As the murder trial of Thomas Fairbanks approaches, a key issue appears to be whether when and how his alleged victim Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Dewey died might affect how the jury decides the case. Continue Reading

FAIRBANKS TRIAL: Total of eight jurors chosen so far

August 10, 2011 in DL-Online

Wall Street’s woes came into jury selection Tuesday in the trial of Thomas Fairbanks, on the first anniversary of the death of the deputy he’s charged with murdering.
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Jury selection in Fairbanks trial continues

August 3, 2011 in DL-Online

Lawyers throw out five potential jurors, one after two hours of questioning
The first five potential jurors interviewed in court today in the murder trial of Thomas Lee Fairbanks were rejected by the prosecution or the defense, one after nearly two hours of questions from the judge and attorneys from both sides.
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FAIRBANKS TRIAL: Jury selection postponed

August 2, 2011 in DL-Online

Jury selection was postponed Monday afternoon as attorneys from both sides in the Thomas Fairbanks murder trial wrangled over whether the defense could introduce evidence he was intoxicated when he is alleged to have shot Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Dewey Feb. 18, 2009.
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Police gather today for Deputy Sheriff Dewey funeral

August 18, 2010 in West Central Tribune

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. — Law enforcement officers from hundreds of agencies gathered this morning for the funeral of Christopher L. Dewey, a Mahnomen County deputy sheriff who died Aug. 9 after being shot 18 months ago. Continue Reading