Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Devon Derrick Parker, Accused Of Murdering "Good Samaritan" Thomas Sonnenberg, Sits In Jail And Has A Hearing In March...

MN DOC mugshot, therefore public domain, blog post
by John Hoff

In a crime that was shocking even by North Minneapolis standards and received worldwide attention, but was first written about by a "Facebook journalist" on North Vent, Devon D. Parker was accused of murdering "Good Samaritan" Thomas Sonnenberg and assaulting Sonnenberg's wife, click here for the criminal complaint. 

The incident happened January 31, 2014. One year later, give or take a couple weeks, I figured it was about time to for an update on Parker...



Because of Parker's prior criminal history, MN DOC lists Parker as being "under supervision" at a "Non MN DOC facility," and notes "Hennepin Community Corrections has the case." The jail roster shows Parker sitting in jail, charged with second degree murder (Thomas Sonnenberg), sexual assault, (Sonnenberg's wife) and...

Oh, my word, what is THAT?

Here's the jail roster info, I will let it speak for itself.

Case/CountDescription of ChargeCharged ByReason for ArrestSeverity of ChargeState of ChargeBail InformationCourt Appearance Date/TimeCourt Appearance Location
1/1MURDER - 2ND DEGREE - WITH INTENT-NOT PREMEDITATEDMINNEAPOLIS PDCONTINUED CASEFELONY$2,000,000
BAIL REVISED/DC
3/16/2015..09:00DOWNTOWN Address
1/2CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT-1ST DEG-PENET OR CONTACT UNDER 13-FEAR GREAT BODILY HARMMINNEAPOLIS PDCONTINUED CASEFELONY$03/16/2015..09:00DOWNTOWN Address
1/3CRIMINAL SEX CONDUCT-2ND DEGREE-FEAR GREAT BODILY HARMMINNEAPOLIS PDCONTINUED CASEFELONY$03/16/2015..09:00DOWNTOWN Address


TWO counts of sexual assault? I am not clear whether these are two separate acts (alleged) against Sonnenberg's wife or some other charge from some other incident. I guess all the awful facts will come out if a trial happens. 

The roster shows Parker was "received" in January 12, 2015 so apparently Parker has bounced between the jail and, I would assume, a MN DOC facility. Wherever he's been, it must be said he seems to be eating well! 

Your tax dollars at work. 

And, well, Thomas Sonnenberg's tax dollars. May he rest in peace. 

7 comments:

Jordan North said...

Does that mean what I think it means? Was a little child raped and why haven't we heard this before? I'm just sick.

Shontia Kennedy said...

He has been eating!! Damn he has gained that much in a year while in jail.

Anonymous said...

Details of the sexual assault charges here:

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_25297602/man-charged-good-samaritan-slaying-assaulted-victims-wife

"The denizens of the blogosphere and the media may say what they wish, but the duty of the court is to rule based on the law, not on public opinion," Cahill wrote.

Anonymous said...

Looks like he has gained some weight...they are obviously feedin' these mother fucking child molesting murderers high caloric diets these days. I hope he dies a slow death ...wish I could help.

Johnny Northside! said...

No, I think you guys are misreading the roster. It threw me at first, too, but I've been looking at these things a long time and I know it's, like, a crime that covers two possibilities, one of which is when the victim is under 13. I actually don't think there is any child involved.

But I could be completely wrong. If anybody associated with Parker cares to send information my way I am all ears.

Anonymous said...

Read the link at 11:56pm!

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_25297602/man-charged-good-samaritan-slaying-assaulted-victims-wife

"The man accused in a Minneapolis "good Samaritan" slaying also sexually assaulted the shooting victim's wife, prosecutors say.

Devon Derrick Parker, 20, was initially charged with a single count of second-degree murder that accused him of acting with intent but not premeditation in the Jan. 31 death of Thomas Sonnenberg, 69.

But on Feb. 21, prosecutors amended the criminal complaint Feb. 21 to add one count each of first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The new complaint accuses Parker of sexually assaulting the victim's wife while holding her hostage.

The new charges came to light Friday at a hearing where a judge ordered a competency evaluation for Parker.

An attorney for Parker had asked for the assessment under provisions of the state's criminal code that deal with "mentally ill or mentally deficient defendants" and a defense of mental illness. "

Anonymous said...

Fuck him I hope he dies in jail I went to school with him him and his sister used to bully me