Jonathan Rubio-Segura guilty of murder, manslaughter in drunken fight

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Jonathan Rubio-Segura is a murderer, at least according to Hennepin County jurors.
Jurors deliberated for five hours before deciding Jonathan Rubio-Segura's fate in his murder trial this afternoon.

The verdict: guilty.

Rubio-Segura was hanging out in downtown Minneapolis last spring, drunk, when he stumbled across Anthony Gale. Gale was an Edina businessman who shook hands with Rubio-Segura and hugged him after a short, pleasant chat. That's when Rubio-Segura sucker-punched Gale, knocking him to the ground and causing a head trauma that eventually took the man's life.

Today, jurors decided Rubio-Segura is guilty of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Rubio-Segura's defense attorney, Robert Kolstad, never denied that his client punched Gale: The entire confrontation was recorded by a surveillance camera for Augie's Bourbon Street Cabaret. Kolstad's argument was that Rubio-Segura had been too drunk to be held responsible for his actions.

That argument didn't fly with the jury. Rubio-Segura will have to hope it goes over better with the judge at sentencing, which is scheduled for the week of September 12. Rubio-Segura faces a combined maximum 50 years in prison for the killing.

After he serves his time, Rubio-Segura will have to answer to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rubio-Segura is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who will almost certainly be deported after he is released from prison.

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bigriggs
bigriggs

Do the same thing to him.

JonnyBgood2me
JonnyBgood2me

Too drunk - it was his fault he was too drunk - hang this murderer and get it done on tv too!  That way all the other scum can watch before they too get the same treatment.

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The jury, after three days of testimony, took five hours to find Jonathan Rubio-Segura, 26, guilty of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The charges stemmed from the April 2010 death of Anthony Gale, 37, chief financial officer of an Edina collectible coin business.

Roopdogg09
Roopdogg09

Justice served? Only if he gets 20 years.

green23
green23

I'm getting pretty tired of idiots using drunkenness as a free pass. Drinking alcohol is not a licence to do whatever you want without having to accept the consequences of your actions. Nobody held a gun to this guy's head and forced him to drink. He chose to get drunk, and he should accept the consequences of that choice. He can argue that he isn't really a bad person when he is sober, but that's a moot point only useful for salving his own conscience. For the purposes of the law, he is a murderer who killed a man that meant him no harm whatsoever.

We've seen this half-ass 'defence' in a number of recent Blotter stories: drunk guy does something stupid, ruins other people's lives permanently, shrugs and says "I was drunk". Getting drunk is not a "mistake". It's intentional. It's a choice made when you are NOT drunk. The guy he killed is still dead, through no fault of his own.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

So he will serve some time, and get deported?What good will that do?I sure once he get to his home country, he will find a bus leaving at 4pm heading for the U.S. border.  Once he gets there, he will find his way back the the sanctuary city known as Minnehopeless.

Perhaps we will fix the borders by then, and if we try really hard, Minneapolis also.

Dirt bag deserves a "curby", then be deported with his busted up teeth.

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