This is not a North Minneapolis story, but some information came into my hands in a random way and the info is valuable enough that it should become part of the public record.
Neressa Turner died in a shooting about 3 PM Sunday behind the St. Paul church, click here for a KARE 11 news story. Subsequently, I received the following unsolicited email. It should be noted that no confidentiality was asked or granted in regard to the email...
4:48 PM (55 minutes ago)
This email message is followed by a link to the video, which is on Facebook. I am not aware of a way to embed the video and the link may not work for you if you aren't on Facebook, but suffice to say it's Neressa Turner rapping in an informal setting.
Why somebody is going out of their way to wage this kind of information campaign via unsolicited email is unknown to me. Demetria (whoever she is) has an uncommon name, and if she's the same as the Demetria Raino that I looked up in MNCIS, well, she's no angel herself. The list below represents charges, not all of which may have resulted in convictions.
02-T4-01-018317 X 296811 RAINO, DEMETRIA SIMONE 05/24/1982 07/06/2001 Anoka NonSufficient Funds Converted Closed WORTHLESS CHECK $42.69
27-CR-07-102651 2070066374 2070066374 RAINO, DEMETRIA SIMONE 05/24/1982 07/27/2007 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Brookdale Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed Failure to produce proof of insurance Fail to provide/use child restraint - under 4 years old
27-CR-10-1505 2090388733 2090388733 2090388733 RAINO, DEMETRIA SIMONE 05/24/1982 01/11/2010 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Brookdale Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Fail to provide/use child restraint - under 4 years old Noisy gathering-disturb peace of residents Speed faster than reasonable and prudent 49/40
27-CR-11-17596 RAINO, DEMETRIA SIMONE 05/24/1982 06/10/2011 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Theft by Swindle-Felony
She's on supervised probation right now for that last one.
Make of all this what you will.
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