for soldiers) blog post by John Hoff
Lolitta M. Malone shared a home with Henry Love at 2311 Queen Ave. N. and was stabbed to death at that location, the crime still unsolved.
Digging through Malone's rap sheet in search of clues about how she lived, one finds a sad and rough life...
In 1997 she was charged with tampering with a motor vehicle and possession of possession of drug paraphernalia. The tampering charge was dismissed and she pled to the paraphernalia charge, being fined $25. Her public defender (I'm sure many would love to know!) was Joelle Lynn Sather.
Malone was twice convicted of disorderly conduct, once in 2000 and once in 2009. The 2009 charge represents her last conviction before the murder, though there was one other serious charge back in 2002.
Malone was charged with felony level child neglect and pleaded guilty. It appears she had a two year sentence hanging over her head at the Shakopee women's prison, but the sentence was stayed for 5 years. Apparently she served at least 173 days in jail, for which she was credited. I am not sure how to read part of the court record but it seems to imply she served 365 days in the workhouse with credit for 173 days. In any case, she served AT LEAST 173 days in jail.
Also, she was on probation from April 19, 2002 to April 19, 2005.
Unknown if these old convictions provide any sort of clue, but I'll tell you what...
If somebody neglected my child so severely it amounted to a felony, I'd be inclined to keep a grudge.