Two 17-year-old males were indicted for murdering three men outside a market in Minneapolis.
KSTP reports that both men, Mahdi Hassan Ali and Ahmed Shire Ali, admitted to robbing the Seward Co-Op Market on Franklin Avenue and to shooting three men.
The Star Tribune contributes to the event, saying one shooter, Ali, held two customers hostage in a back storage room while Mahdi robbed other victims.
Ali's lawyer, Frederick Goetz, is quoted in the Star Tribune as saying the indictments were "nothing surprising." Goetz went on to say, "this has been a sad situation for the victims as well as the defendants." He says the prospect of life in prison adds to the sadness of their predicament.
WCCO lets its readers know that this indictment step makes first degree murder charges more of a reality for the teenagers in stating in their report that in order for a first degree murder trial a grand jury indictment is necessary.
The two teens face life in prison if convicted.