Rochester Man Will Wait To Enter Plea in Christmas Murder Case
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The man charged with murdering a Rochester woman on Christmas Day was the subject of a hearing today in Olmsted County Court.
39-year-old Mustafa Bush faces two counts of second-degree murder and a first-degree drug possession charge in connection with the death of 41-year-old Kimberly Robinson. She had been living with Bush in a southeast Rochester residence for about two years before she was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound in the ditch along a road in rural northwest Rochester the day after Christmas.
At today's court hearing, Bush requested an evidentiary hearing, which was scheduled on March 10. He remains in custody at the Olmsted County Jail on $3 million bail.
The criminal complaint in the case says Robinson was last seen alive with Bush on Christmas Eve and the early morning hours of Christmas Day. Investigators later spoke with one of his relatives who stated that Bush had confided in her that he had hurt his girlfriend. Another witness told investigators that Bush had a large suitcase that was too heavy to move in the front area of his vehicle when the person offered to help Bush free his vehicle from deep snow late Christmas night. Blood evidence was later found in his vehicle, along with about a half pound of cocaine.
Bush was previously sent to prison for a murder conviction in Olmsted County in 2007. He was discharged on supervised release in 2020.