Minneapolis teen to be sentenced today for '05 murder and robbery

  • Updated: May 20, 2008 - 11:48 PM

A Minneapolis teenager was found guilty Tuesday of first- and second-degree murder and aggravated robbery for his role in an October 2005 crime spree that included burglary, rape and the shooting death of a Brooklyn Park man.

Amani Fardan, 17, will be sentenced today before Judge Thomas Wexler.

Fardan was found guilty for the shooting death of Bernard B. Brown, 46. According to court documents, Fardan was 15 when he and Micah L. Brewer, 16; Randall G. Graves, 17, and Wanblee Jourdaine, 23, went on a crime spree that included robbing and shooting Brown.

Afterward, Fardan and the others approached a woman and her boyfriend in another part of the city and forced them into a car trunk.

The suspects stole the couple's ATM card and burglarized their apartment. Fardan was charged with raping the woman. The couple eventually were dropped off on Interstate 35W.

Fardan is currently serving at least 25 years in prison after he was sentenced for more than a dozen counts relating to sexual assault, burglary, kidnapping and aggravated robbery related to the other incidents.

ABBY SIMONS

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