Jurors convicted a Maple Grove man Friday of fatally shooting his wife last year.
Jurors deliberated for two days in Hennepin County District Court before convicting John Wiseman, 55, of intentional second-degree murder for killing Yang Liu.
Wiseman is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 30. State sentencing guidelines call for a term between 21 ¾ and about 30 ½ years, but the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said it will request a higher term because Wiseman brought his son home after the attack, and the boy found his deceased mother.
According to a County Attorney's news release and the criminal complaint, Maple Grove police were called to the home Wiseman and his wife shared about 4 p.m. on March 10, 2020.
Police found Liu on the floor with multiple gunshot wounds. Witnesses told police that the couple had a "volatile" relationship and argued about money and infidelity. They owned businesses in China.
Wiseman had "considerable wealth" and properties in China, Nevada and Minnesota, the County Attorney's Office said. He wanted a divorce, but didn't want to split his assets with Liu.
Wiseman's shirtsleeves and a rag in his car bore evidence of gunshot residue, the County Attorney's Office said.