Minnesota Man Acquitted of Killing Woman in Deadly Hit & Run
Center City, MN (KROC-AM News) - A jury in Chisago County has acquitted a Forest Lake man of third-degree murder and criminal vehicular homicide charges stemming from a deadly hit and run earlier this year.
Following the not-guilty verdict, Chisago County prosecutors dismissed another count of criminal vehicular homicide and a second-degree manslaughter charge against 37-year-old Mark Wiosky. He was accused of being the driver of the pickup that ran over and fatally injured a woman in the parking lot at a convenience store in Wyoming Minnesota on the night of June 22.
According to the criminal complaint, witnesses reported seeing the driver of the pickup and the woman engaged in an argument and the woman holding onto the window on the driver's side of the pickup as the man was driving away. The witnesses also told investigators the woman was dragged for a distance before she fell to the pavement and the rear tires on the pickup ran over her head.
According to the court document, Wiosky later gave a statement to investigators in which he admitted he was driving the pickup and that he had used methamphetamine about an hour before the incident. Wiosky also stated that he the woman had been involved in an argument.
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