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Minnesota state trooper pleads 'innocent' on murder, manslaughter charges; trial set for September

Minnesota state trooper Ryan Londregan entered a not guilty plea Wednesday to murder, manslaughter and assault charges in the fatal shooting of motorist Ricky Cobb II last summer. His trial has been set for mid-September.

"I plead innocent, Your Honor," Londregan told the court during a two-hour scheduling hearing, where both parties argued over evidentiary motions in the high-profile case.

The hearing marked the first appearance of a new prosecutorial team: five attorneys hired by Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty to take over as counsel after the lead attorney stepped away from the case last month. The legal team from Washington, D.C.-based law firm Steptoe LLP consists of four former federal prosecutors and one former Manhattan assistant district attorney, who now work in private practice.


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