A 38-year-old man was given a life term in jail on Monday for the murder of a 20-year-old in St. Paul’s Dayton’s Bluff.
In September, jurors declared Andrew Vernard Glover guilty of Raymond Renteria-Hobbs’ first-degree murder.
Ryan Kaess, the attorney for Glover, stated that they intend to appeal the decision.
He said that the man had “continued to assert his innocence” and hadn’t fired the gun.
Renteria-Hobbs entered the St. Paul Saloon on Hudson Road close to Earl Street on February 23, 2021. A short while later, two men arrived and entered the pub.
According to a criminal complaint, one of the males spoke with Renteria-Hobbs, who was subsequently identified by authorities as Glover. Renteria-Hobbs followed Glover as he walked away.
As the gunfire allegedly started, Renteria-Hobbs moved toward Glover’s car’s driver’s side, and video evidence revealed a lady hiding behind a truck. Gunfire struck her when Renteria-Hobbs was slain.
According to the Ramsey County attorney’s office, the court stated that the murder “shattered the feeling of safety” of the neighborhood and that the community needs to feel protected.
Glover was convicted guilty of first-degree murder after the jury exonerated him of the charge of premeditated murder. In Minnesota, first-degree murder carries a life sentence with a 30-year parole eligibility period.
Judge Reynaldo Aligada Jr. sentenced Glover to an extra four years in prison after finding him guilty of killing a bystander in the drive-by and having a gun while being prohibited to own one owing to prior felonies.