- Associated Press - Friday, May 26, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A jury has convicted a St. Francis man of trying to kill his ex-wife at her North St. Paul workplace last November.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (https://bit.ly/2qVSDOG ) jurors Thursday decided 48-year-old John Steurer meant to kill his ex-wife when he ambushed her at her office and shot her with a shotgun as she fled.

The woman told an investigator that Steurer came into her office with the shotgun and asked her, “Do you have any last words?” Deanna Steurer survived gunshot wounds to her side and arm.

John Steurer testified in his own defense, saying he meant only to cause his ex-wife physical pain, not to kill her. He said he was angry over their divorce. He’ll be sentenced in July for intentional second-degree attempted murder.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, https://www.twincities.com


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