Operating Base Gardez, Afghanistan) blog post by John Hoff
Late last night, as news hit of a murder at 2311 Queen Ave. N., I was publicly griping about how there weren't enough facts to get much of a handle on the story. Well, now there are facts I can unearth, but the problem is connecting those facts to murder victim Lolitta Marie Malone.
So I will present the facts I have.
Malone was involved in an eviction action in Hennepin County Court quite recently along with somebody named Henry Love. Since Malone and Love are both listed together as defendants against landlord James Swartwood, it would appear...
The two lived together.
The case was 27-CV-HC-12-5890, James Swartwood v. Lolitta Malone, Henry Love. The eviction action was filed in September of this year. It is now closed and Malone was still living at 2311 Queen Ave. N., a property owned by Swartwood, so presumably something was worked out. I assume the eviction involved the same address but that is an ASSUMPTION, so I'm highlighting that as such; albeit probably a reasonable assumption.
The name "Henry Love" turns up an interesting federal case which happened here in the Twin Cities area.
There was a kilo of cocaine involved and defendants named Henry Love, Willie Love, and Wayne Morris Huff. A guy named Demon Echols was working as a police informer. In the court opinion, Willie Love is described as the "uncle" of Wayne Huff. Henry Love is described as Willie Love's brother.
Henry Love's apartment was raided and police found $4,000 cash hidden in a wall, a loaded shotgun, a police scanner and six pages of police frequencies. The defendants appealed in protest of the "reverse sting" drug buy tactics used by police. They argued "selective prosecution on the basis of their race."They argued a lot of stuff, but none of it really flew and the conviction was affirmed.
Again, and to emphasize, it is UNKNOWN if the "Henry Love" in this case is the same Henry Love who lived with murder victim Lolitta Marie Malone.
Here are three other civil cases in which Lolitta Malone was named:
JNS Blog gratefully acknowledges the reader/self-appointed researcher who put these facts in front of my face.