The Brian Fitch murder case

The latest court developments involving Brian Fitch.

South Metro
March 5, 2015
Brian Fitch Sr.

Jury seated in trial of Brian Fitch, man accused of killing cop

A jury has been selected in the trial of a man accused of gunning down Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick and shooting at three St. Paul police officers.
South Metro
March 5, 2015
Dakota Country District Court Judge Mary J Theisen made her way into the Stearns County District Courthouse for the opening statements in the Brian G.

Fitch trial opening delayed until Thursday

Defense attorney Lauri Traub said that an alleged jailhouse confession by Fitch was brought to her attention Monday morning.
South Metro
March 5, 2015
Brian Fitch Sr.

Prosecutors show video of officer's death as Fitch trial begins

Prosecutors opened with chilling images of Scott Patrick being shot during routine stop.
South Metro
March 5, 2015
South Metro
March 5, 2015
The gun displayed in this photograph is the weapon that police say Fitch used to shoot Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick. It is of a black,

Brian Fitch was arrested with a hand-drawn map to Luck, Wis.

Prosecution also focuses on phone records, escape plan. Jurors could have the case by Friday.
South Metro
March 3, 2015
South Metro
March 3, 2015
Scott Patrick's brother, Mike Brue, reached back to Patrick's widow, Michelle, after he spoke to reporters on behalf of the family after the guilty ve

Profane outbursts after Fitch found guilty

"He has taken so much from us,'' widow of slain officer says.