A Hibbing commercial truck driver who has a history of traffic collisions brought on by a medical condition will go to trial on a criminal vehicular homicide charge in Lake County, where authorities said he caused an October 2015 crash that killed a Silver Bay man.John Ray Carpenter, 60, is accused of operating a vehicle in a "grossly negligent manner" after allegedly falling asleep or losing consciousness at the wheel of his septic tanker, causing a crash that killed 31-year-old Andrew Johnson.
Prosecutors could seek a maximum prison sentence of 40 years for a Two Harbors man accused of murder. The St. Louis County Attorney’s Office is seeking to have 42-year-old Raymond Charles Weeks sentenced as both a “career offender” and a “dangerous offender,” as defined by Minnesota statutes. If Weeks is convicted of his second-degree murder charge, a judge could depart from sentencing guidelines and impose a prison term up to the statutory maximum. Assistant St. Louis County Attorney Kristen Swanson filed the two notices last week in State District Court in Duluth.