Prosecutors won’t charge man involved in Highland Park homicide
Prosecutors say they won’t file any criminal charges against a man who was involved in a fatal stabbing late last month in St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood.
Dennis Gerhardstein, a spokesperson for the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, says prosecutors determined the force that killed 73-year-old Robin Sherwood Lambert on July 29 was used in self-defense.
“After considering the evidence as presented by the Saint Paul Police Department, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office has declined criminal prosecution,” Gerhardstein said, adding that the man’s use of self-defense “against Robin Lambert on July 29 was justified based upon on all the facts presented to us by the investigators.”
According to police, Lambert reportedly knocked on the front door of a home in the neighborhood at around 9:30 a.m. that day. When a 59-year-old man answered the door, a fight began and both men ended up suffering stab wounds.
While Lambert died at a hospital, police said the other man was expected to recover.