David Pettersen was in court on Tuesday for his role in the events that took place at his place of residence outside of Madelia on January 28 of 2017.
Originally, Pettersen was charged with one count of Manslaughter in the second degree and one count of Intentional Discharge of Firearm that Endangers Safety. On Tuesday, the prosecution and the defense had come to a plea agreement. In court Pettersen pled guilty to the intentional discharge of firearm that endangers safety, and the second degree manslaughter charge was dropped.
The court accepted the plea agreement that was presented and Pettersen was convicted of intentional discharge of firearm that endangers safety. The sentencing trial is set for July 11th, the max time that Pettersen could get would be two years, and he will be able to serve his time as work release.
For more information please see the May 4 print edition of the St. James Plaindealer.