Two hours ago, the Star Tribune revealed the name of the man found shot Thursday at 42nd and Fremont Ave. N. is Chukwumah Terrell Okolie.
It certainly wouldn't be fair to say "Chuk" has an extensive record of criminal convictions, because I can only find one. But it's a case of quality, not quantity...
According to MNCIS, Okolie was convicted in 1999 of Second Degree Murder. He was CHARGED with First Degree Murder, but pled to second degree in what was clearly a plea bargain.
He was sentenced to TWO HUNDRED MONTHS in prison, which sounds like a long time but clearly it isn't FOREVER because the man was out on the streets. He did get credit for 285 days served, which is also a long time, but in this instance it was just a drop in the bucket.
He was also supposed to pay $7488.75 from his prison earnings. I wonder how much of THAT ever got paid.
In May of 2012, he was arrested for loitering. This doesn't appear to have resulted in a conviction, but the arrest did generate a mug shot, click here.
Here's ANOTHER mug shot, click here.
The Minnesota prisons offender locator lists this guy as being on "supervised release." Clearly some updating will be needed. But when THAT happens, probably Chuk's entire page will go away, including the two mug shots below.
Ah, there we go. Preserved like a Jurassic bug in amber.
The MNDOC page also reveals his birthday is 8/4/81. His release date was April of last year. Additional information comes forth about the details of the murder. It involved a firearm while committing aggravated robbery. If Chuk had lived, he would have been on supervised release until April 2, 2015.
That's all the information I have at this point. It would make a great story if this was some kind of revenge killing but if I had to play the odds, I would say drug deal gone wrong.