Maurice Angelo McClinton Smith CHARGED w/3 felonies including 2nd degree murder & 1st degree burglary in #StPaul's 1st homicide.
Smith gave a rambling statement to police.
Charges say Smith & the victim were Facebook friends & that Smith kicked in the door armed with a knife. ImageImageImage
As we posted yesterday, if it wasn't for Minnesota's lax joke of a criminal justice system, McClinton Smith should have been in prison at the time of the murder.
McClinton Smith has three prior felony convictions including theft, prohibited person in possession of teargas or stun gun, and violation of a no contact order.
The weapons and no contact order convictions were in March 2019. Court records indicate McClinton Smith was allowed to serve the sentences of 21 and 27 months in the two cases concurrently (at the same time).
Minnesota only requires offenders to serve two-thirds of their sentence incarcerated, which means that McClinton Smith was free after serving only 18 months for the two convictions.

It's time for #MNLEG #MNSEN to end concurrent sentencing for separate crimes.

According to the criminal complaint, McClinton Smith has a violent criminal history in Illinois and other felony convictions in Iowa.
Several significant crimes last year in the Twin Cities had suspects from Chicago.

We're going to keep a list this year. Message w/ info about anyone criminally charged who can be traced back to Chicago.

What conditions are we creating here that draw criminals from Chicago?

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