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Prosecution seeks to protect confession in Guevara murder case

January 29, 2013 in The Daily Republic

State files 42-page brief challenging local judge’s ruling.
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‘Significant’ delay now expected in Diaz murder case

August 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Attorney general: ‘It’s the intent of the state to move forward.’
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Cost of Guevara case tops $400,000

August 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

After more than two and a half years in court, Hanson County has incurred more than $400,000 in expenses related to the 2009 murder of 16-year-old Jasmine Guevara, of Mitchell. And with one suspect in the case still awaiting trial, the expenses continue to pile up. Continue Reading

Judge moves Diaz murder trial to Minnehaha County

July 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

ALEXANDRIA A judge has moved the trial for a 17-year-old girl accused of murder from Hanson County to Minnehaha County.
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Auto shop arson charges dismissed, another man claims he started fire

April 5, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Two felony arson charges against Raul Antonio Menendez Vega, 34, of Willmar, were dismissed last week by the Kandiyohi County Attorney’s Office.
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Diaz Evans trial starts, accomplice sentenced

March 7, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Jury selection began this morning in the trial of Leroy Diaz Evans, the 26-year-old Willmar man accused of firing shots at a Willmar police officer. Continue Reading

Bail set at $1.5 million for Diaz Evans, charged with attempted murder for shooting at cop

September 20, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Unconditional bail was set at $1.5 million for Leroy Diaz Evans, the man who faces a charge of first-degree attempted murder of a peace officer for allegedly shooting at a Willmar police officer. Continue Reading