Robbinsdale man found guilty of hitting, killing girlfriend with vehicle sentenced

A Robbinsdale man who was found guilty of running over his girlfriend and killing her with a vehicle in May was sentenced Wednesday.

According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Jordan Jefferson was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Jefferson was found guilty of one count of second-degree murder, as well as two counts of felony domestic assault.

The county attorney’s office said Jefferson testified and denied he murdered the victim. However, during the sentencing, he admitted to killing his girlfriend.

Robbinsdale man found guilty of murder after striking, killing girlfriend with vehicle

A criminal complaint states Minneapolis police officers responded to a crash near the intersection of 17th Avenue North and Bryant Avenue North on May 29, 2020. Officers noticed a vehicle with significant front-end damage and then saw a woman dead in the back seat.

A witness, who’d been in the car with Jefferson and his girlfriend, told officers that Jefferson was driving when the two got into an argument. Jefferson punched the victim in the face and continued to assault her as the witness tried to intervene.

The victim eventually got out of the vehicle, at which time, Jefferson accelerated toward her and hit her with the vehicle. He then continued to drive with the victim trapped under the vehicle until he hit a porch, the complaint states.

The witness said Jefferson then put the victim in the back seat and fled the scene.

While driving away, he crashed again, leaving the vehicle inoperable. He then called an acquaintance to pick him and the witness up.

Jefferson then demanded to drive the acquaintance’s vehicle and returned to the crash scene but prevented the others from helping the victim or calling 911. He also punched the acquaintance in the face.