Star Tribune: Unlicensed driver charged with murder in killing of Uptown protester
Nicholas D. Kraus, 35, of St. Paul, was charged in Hennepin County District Court with second-degree intentional murder and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in connection with the crash late Sunday that killed 31-year-old Deona M. Knajdek, of Minneapolis, and injured three other protesters.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said in a statement that Kraus was intoxicated when he committed an "extreme and violent intentional act" that killed a peaceful protester.
"His behavior and admittance to intentionally driving towards the protesters is one important reason why we have charged him with intentional second-degree murder," Freeman continued.
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