Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
John M. Stuart, State Public Defender, Cathryn Middlebrook, Assistant State Public Defender, Minneapolis, for appellant.
Jon Earl Quick, Bayport, for appellant pro se.
Mike Hatch, Attorney General, Kelly O'Neill Moller, Assistant Attorney General, St. Paul, Susan Rantala Nelson, Norman County Attorney, Ada, for respondent.
Heard, considered, and decided by the court en banc.
Supreme Court of Minnesota.
PAUL H. ANDERSON, Justice.
Appellant Jon Earl Quick was convicted in Norman County of the premeditated first-degree murder of Justin Mueller. Mueller was the boyfriend of Quick's estranged wife. On appeal, Quick seeks to have his conviction reduced to first-degree manslaughter, asserting that the state failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he did not act in the heat of passion at the time of the shooting. In the alternative, Quick asserts...
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