Owatonna Man’s Murder Sentence Exceeds Plea Deal Recommendation
Owatonna, MN (KROC-AM News) - A sentencing hearing was held this morning for an Owatonna man convicted of killing another man in an Owatonna park.
30-year-old Hassan Nur Hassan was handed a 201-month prison sentence, which works out to just under 17 years. He earlier entered into a plea agreement and admitted to an unintentional second-degree murder charge and a second-degree assault charge. An intentional murder count and a vehicle theft charge were dismissed through the deal. The sentences for both convictions followed state sentencing guidelines but exceeded the the15-year prison term that was recommended by the plea agreement.
Hassan was accused of fatally stabbing 32-year-old Mohamed Mohamed during a confrontation in July 2020. The criminal complaint says a witness told investigators the victim began running and assigned responded by chasing him and stabbing him. Mohamed was pronounced dead at the scene.