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Rochester man burned 10-year pawn shop during Minneapolis unrest – Twin Cities

A federal judge sentenced a Rochester man Friday to 10 years in prison for his involvement in the fatal arson of a pawn shop amid unrest over the death of George Floyd in 2020.

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Montez T. Lee

According to court documents, 26-year-old Montez Terriel Lee and several others broke into the Max It pawn shop in Minneapolis on May 28, 2020. Surveillance footage shows him dumping an accelerometer around the pawn shop and set it on fire. The pawn shop was destroyed. It was one of several businesses that burned after Floyd’s death.

Authorities found the body of a 30-year-old man in the rubble. A medical examiner ruled that he died in the fire.

US District Judge Wilhelmina Wright sentencing.

https://www.twincities.com/2022/01/14/rochester-man-gets-10-years-in-fatal-pawn-shop-arson/ Rochester man burned 10-year pawn shop during Minneapolis unrest – Twin Cities

Yasmin Harisha

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