Convicted murderer gets 2 years for escape attempt

Published 9:01 pm Friday, May 18, 2018

A man already in prison for second-degree murder was sentenced to nearly two years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty in March to escaping custody while in a transport van in Freeborn County in December 2015.

Todd Larry Tennin

Freeborn County District Court Judge Steven Schwab gave Todd Larry Tennin, 34, credit for 889 days in prison on the charge, which is longer than his sentence. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison in April 2017 to second-degree murder and his serving his sentence at Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater.

Court documents state on Dec. 9, 2015, while riding in a transport van just west of Minnesota Highway 13, Tennin broke a rear window from the vehicle and escaped.

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Tennin was being taken to Ramsey County to face the second-degree murder charge at the time of the incident.

An extensive search was immediately initiated by the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office and the Albert Lea Police Department.

Tennin was located and taken back into custody without further incident near the SuperAmerica gas station at the intersection of Interstate 90 and Highway 13. He was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea with injuries deemed not life-threatening.

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