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Guilty verdict in murder trial

January 20, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

JACKSON Guilty, guilty and guilty. That was the verdict delivered by a Jackson County jury Thursday evening after less than four hours of deliberation. Continue Reading

State expects to rest case today in murder trial

January 19, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

JACKSON Minnesota Assistant Attorney General Matthew Frank is scheduled to put one more witness on the stand this morning before the state rests its case against Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez, who is accused of ordering the beating and murder of Estherville, Iowa, teenager Gregory Sky Erickson in June of 1997. Continue Reading

Testimony resumes in murder trial

January 18, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

JACKSON After a break in the proceedings for the weekend and a federal holiday, former Emmet County Sheriff Larry Lamack took the stand when trial proceedings resumed during the fifth day of testimony in Jackson County District Court Tuesday afternoon. Continue Reading

Testimony wraps up for the week in murder trial

January 14, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

JACKSON Testimony continued Friday in Jackson County District Court, where Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez is on trial for aiding and abetting the second-degree murder and kidnapping of 15-year-old Gregory Sky Erickson in 1997. Continue Reading

More witnesses tie defendant to murder

January 13, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

JACKSON Shawn Knakmuhs smirked as he told the jury he and several others stopped June 6, 1997, to buy tape and zip ties in case they needed it for “crowd control” during day three of the Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez trial in Jackson County District Court Thursday. Continue Reading

Man serving life sentence testifies

January 12, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

JACKSON A man serving a life sentence for conspiracy and kidnapping resulting in the 1997 death of 15-year-old Gregory Sky Erickson spent Wednesday afternoon on the stand in Jackson County District Court, answering questions from Minnesota Assistant Attorney General Matthew Frank about events leading up to Erickson’s murder and the involvement of defendant Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez, also known as Ricardo Castillo. Continue Reading

Opening statements in murder trial

January 11, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Court proceedings begin in Jackson County
JACKSON It may have taken several days to get through jury selection, but once the four man, 10 women jury was sworn in Tuesday morning, things progressed quickly in the trial of Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez, with opening statements and the state’s first eight witnesses taking the stand on the first day. Continue Reading

Preparations for murder trial continue

January 4, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

JACKSON The long process of jury selection began Tuesday morning at the Jackson Courthouse in preparation for the trial of Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez, who is accused of aiding and abetting in the murder and kidnapping of 15-year-old Gregory “Sky” Erickson in 1997. Continue Reading

Jury selection begins today in murder case

January 3, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

JACKSON Jury selection begins today in the trial of Juan Humberto Castillo-Alvarez, a man implicated in the 1997 murder of a 15-year-old Estherville, Iowa, boy. Continue Reading

Man pleads not guilty

November 15, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

Jackson murder case to go to trial in January
JACKSON A man implicated in the 1997 kidnapping and murder of 15-year-old Gregory “Sky” Erickson pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday afternoon in Jackson County District Court, which means the case may now head to trial as soon as Jan. 4, 2011. Continue Reading