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Convicted murderer arrested after Rochester woman found dead in rural ditch

A 41-year-old Rochester woman’s body was discovered in a remote Olmsted County ditch on Monday, and a convicted killer has been detained in connection with her death.

According to Sheriff Kevin Torgerson, 39-year-old Mustafa Rahsad Bush was detained on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of Kimberly Robinson on Thursday.

A lady walking her dog in Cascade Township on Monday discovered Robinson, a Rochester resident as well, dead in a ditch. It appeared that someone had transported her corpse there.

According to Torgerson, the findings of the autopsy won’t be available for many weeks, but detectives think Robinson was shot.

According to Torgerson, Robinson and Bush were acquainted and had spent some time together during the long weekend. Investigators contacted Bush’s family after identifying him as a person of interest in the investigation in attempt to get him to voluntarily meet with them.

Wednesday night, Bush was questioned. He was detained after refusing to provide a statement, according to Torgerson. Wednesday saw the execution of three further search warrants by the authorities in an effort to uncover more information, including a gun.

Bush was previously found guilty of murdering a Rochester man in 2006 while having an affair with the victim’s wife. He completed two-thirds of his prison term in March 2020, at which point he was placed on supervised release.

The Minnesota Department of Corrections will start working to keep Bush jailed notwithstanding any bond amounts that may be imposed in his present case since he is under supervised release.

Bush received a 20-year prison term in 2006 for his part in Cory Richardson’s slaying.

In the murder, Richardson was challenged by Bush and his co-defendant Parnell Johnson early on May 6, 2006, in his bedroom. Several bullets were then fired. Bush was hurt, and Richardson was slain.

According to the criminal complaint in the case, Bush was having an affair with Richardson’s wife, Audumn Richardson, who requested Bush’s assistance in getting Richardson out of their house.

Richardson died while Bush was facing trial on several drug-related allegations.

Bush and Johnson both pled guilt to second-degree unintentional homicide.

Due to Johnson’s involvement in the murder, an 11-year jail term was imposed.

Leah Quam, a different lady, received 20 years of probation for helping a criminal after the homicide.

For her part in her husband’s demise, Audumn Richardson received a 15-year jail term.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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