Robbinsdale man found guilty of murder after striking, killing girlfriend with vehicle
A Hennepin County jury has found a Robbinsdale man guilty of murder for running over and killing his girlfriend last May.
According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, 30-year-old Jordan Jefferson was convicted of second-degree murder, as well as two counts of felony domestic assault.
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 up 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 acquantaince in the face.
He later showered, changed and disposed of their clothes, the complaint states.
Jefferson’s sentencing is set for March 3.