Man who pleaded guilty to throwing fatal punch in St. Cloud sentenced

Travis Allen Johnson Photo: Stearns County Jail
Travis Allen Johnson

December 07, 2018 03:14 PM

The man accused of throwing a punch that led to another man's death in St. Cloud in August 2017 has been sentenced to over seven years in prison.

Court records show 22-year-old Travis Allen Johnson was sentenced Friday to 86 months in prison with credit for four days served. Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree manslaughter in September. A second-degree murder charge was dismissed.


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Johnson originally pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in February. 

According to the criminal complaint, St. Cloud police were called to the area of 9th Avenue South and 7th Street South on Aug. 5, 2017 after an assault report.

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When they arrived, a man at the scene told police 22-year-old Anthony Quinn Shriver had been punched in the face and knocked unconscious. Witnesses described the alleged assailant, and police located the man, later identified as Johnson, nearby.

The complaint states police spoke with Shriver, who couldn't recall the incident. Shriver said his head hurt but that he didn't need medical attention. Surveillance footage showed Johnson struck Shriver from the side as Shriver walked away from Johnson.

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Later in the day on Aug. 5, police were called to a home on the 2200 block of 10th Avenue South, where they found Shriver unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at 1:10 p.m. despite life-saving measures, according to the complaint. 

An autopsy showed Quinn died of "traumatic head injuries due to physical assault."

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