Minneapolis man receives stayed sentence in Cass Lake stabbing death


Floyd Desjarlais.Contributed / Crow Wing County Jail

WALKER - A 35-year-old Minneapolis man received a stayed sentence Tuesday, July 25, for the stabbing death of another man in 2022 near Cass Lake.

Floyd Robert Desjarlais admitted to stabbing Makhoa Martin in May 2022 while the two argued and physically fought at a home in Pike Bay Township north of Cass Lake. Desjarlais accepted a plea agreement May 24, 2023, to a charge of felony first-degree assault.

Desjarlais appeared Tuesday before Judge Christopher Strandlie in Cass County District Court. Before sentencing, Cass County Attorney Benjamin Lindstrom told Strandlie Martin's father, Jeremy Jones, wanted to address the court before sentencing.



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