We donÂt have as much crime over here as some other parts of the city; but when it happens close, it hurts; so I really sympathize with those who substantially feel the shortage in manpower in the MPD.
-- A 24-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday in Hennepin County District Court to murder charges in connection with the theft of $50 from a 62-year-old Minneapolis woman who then was hit by a car. Evelyn Geng died soon after being run over at the Moto Mart gas station, 3301 Hiawatha Ave. S., on Aug. 13, 2004. Simone Kathaleen Stillday of Minneapolis pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional murder and is expected to face a sentence of 23 to 30 years in prison. Tyreese Lavell Baker of St. Paul pleaded guilty to second-degree unintentional murder and is expected to receive 12Â½ years in prison. Baker admitted that he grabbed a $50 bill from Geng's hand inside the gas station and then ran out to the car and jumped into the back seat. Geng chased Baker and stood in front of the car and demanded her money back. Stillday moved into the driver's seat and hit the gas pedal, running over Geng with both wheels. The car did not stop and was later found abandoned not far from the gas station. Hennepin County District Judge Harry Crump will sentence Stillday and Baker on May 2. Â Pioneer Press