St. Paul man sentenced in connection to April 2019 shooting death

Antonio Richardson. Photo: Ramsey County. Antonio Richardson.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: November 25, 2020 06:45 PM
Created: November 25, 2020 06:16 PM

A St. Paul man has been sentenced in connection to a death that happened in April of last year.

According to court records, 31-year-old Antonio Richardson was sentenced on Wednesday to just over 18 years (219 months) in prison on a second-degree murder (without intent) charge. Richardson has 205 days credited to the sentence and will serve the remainder of his sentence at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-St. Cloud.

On April 15, 2019, the St. Paul Police Department responded to a residence located on the 1700 block of Benson Avenue in response to a report of an assault. The caller stated a male victim, later identified as 33-year-old Matthew Richard Schramm, was badly injured and unresponsive. When police arrived, Schramm was found dead on the back bedroom floor, according to the complaint.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office determined Schramm was killed by a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was ruled a homicide.

Authorities used surveillance footage, along with witness statements, to locate Richardson.

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