Today in a federal appeals court upheld the the death penalty for Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., the man found guilty of kidnapping, raping, and killing 22-year-old college student Dru Sjodin just six months after Rodriguez had been released from prison. By a 2-1 decision, the federal appeals court decided that Rodriguez should die for his crimes. A jury had found him guilty of abducting Sjodin from the parking lot of a Grand Forks shopping mall, raping her, and then stabbing her to death. One...Read Full Story
Dru Sjodin was a 22-year-old woman killed by Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. Her murder led to Minnesota and North Dakota to toughening their sex-offender laws. Rodriguez has been sentenced to death. Find more Dru Sjodin news and information here.