Probation violations put convicted killer behind bars again

  • Article by: PAT PHEIFER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 25, 2007 - 11:32 PM

Convicted killer Feon Stone is going back to jail after he admitted in court Tuesday that he had violated probation by getting arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary.

Ramsey County District Judge Salvador Rosas ordered Stone to serve nine months on two violations -- the arrest and failure to abstain from alcohol.

Stone, 21, served seven months in jail after he pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter last year. In that case, he punched 29-year-old Christopher Beck during an attempted burglary Aug. 23, 2006, causing Beck to fall backward and hit his head and die. Stone also was a suspect in several other attempted burglaries, police said.

He originally was charged with second-degree murder, but he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Rosas sentenced him to seven years in prison and stayed the sentence. Stone was released in April.

He was charged Friday with first-degree attempted burglary after he allegedly tried to break into a home on Rice Street in St. Paul and punched the resident in the head after he was discovered. He then allegedly kicked in a basement window and broke into another home about three blocks away. He is awaiting his first court appearance on the attempted burglary charge.

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