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Continued: Tensions flare in Day 3 of Butler trial when beating victim arrives

  • Article by: CHAO XIONG , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 10, 2014 - 10:46 PM

On the other hand, the judge said, defendants are entitled to a fair trial.

“It behooves us to be very careful,” Smith said.

Widstrand did not attend the rest of testimony Friday. He has, however, indicated that he wants to attend the last day of testimony Monday, Miller said.

In addition to Butler, one juvenile has pleaded guilty in the August attack. Another juvenile charged awaits a court hearing, while the case against a third juvenile was dismissed. Issac O. Maiden was acquitted in a November trial.


Chao Xiong • 612-270-4708

Twitter: @ChaoStrib

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