Clay County Appeal to be Heard by High Court in TRF


The Minnesota Supreme Court this week is expected to hear arguments in Thief River Falls concerning the appeal of a lower court ruling in the case of a Clay County man convicted of Felony Domestic Assault.

The case is the State of Minnesota vs. Gerald Robinson, accused of assaulting a woman in July of 2016 and convicted in January of 2017 after he was found guilty by a Clay County Jury in Moorhead.

Robinson continues to maintain his innocence and is appealing the conviction based on the courts admission of testimony that Robinson’s attorney – Benjamin Butler – claims is “hearsay.” Butler is expected to argue for reversal of the conviction and a new trial in the case.

Proceedings will come before the court along with more than 800 spectators in the Lincoln High School Auditorium and will be carried live on our TRF Radio Facebook Page beginning Thursday at 9am.

Attending in the gallery; Lincoln High School 10th through 12 Graders along with students from three tribal nations and nine other area high schools.

Friday the High Court will make one other stop in Northwest Minnesota as they travel to the Red Lake Nation, where they will be hosted by Red Lake High School and the Red Lake Tribal Court.

Preceding Thursday’s hearing, our Bergan Travel Key to the City Feature Wednesday as we talk with the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Lorie Skjerven Gildea at 11am on KTRF.

We will also be hosting Chief Justice Gildea Wednesday afternoon – for the first time in the new court chambers at the Pennington County Justice Center – with a post later in the day on our TRF Radio Facebook Page.


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