A Roseville man stabbed a 66-year-old woman with his truck in the Bluff neighborhood of St. Paul was last year sentenced to three years in prison on Friday.
Cristian Hernandez Cueller, 23, was sentenced by Judge Stephen Smith in Ramsey County Court to the serial death of Susan Harlan.
Cueller fled the state for weeks before turning back on his own. He pleaded guilty on November 18 to vehicular homicide.
Cuellar’s attorney, Erica Davis, has asked for leniency, saying Cuellar is remorseful and “in all respects a caring, peaceful person who spends a lot of time with his family, including his mother, friends, and family. life and a six-month-old son”.
Minnesota sentencing guidelines recommend 48 months for vehicular homicide. The judge allowed Cuellar to leave the instructions for a reasonable period by giving Cuellar 36 months. During that time, he will serve two years in prison and one year on supervised release.
Before 6:00 p.m., January 28, 2021, police response arrived in the area of Seventh and Eichenwald streets on report on a hit and run. A 911 caller reported seeing a truck with a ladder on it hit a pedestrian and leave the scene, according to the criminal complaint.
Officers arrived to find Harlan unresponsive on the road. She was taken to Regions Hospital and died an hour later.
Cuellar said he was going back to work and left his coworkers alone when one of them said something he couldn’t hear. He turned down the music and turned back to his colleague, who said, “Watch out.”
Cuellar said the truck then hit a person. He said he was scared so he continued to drive, the lawsuit said. When he learned that Harlan was dead, he fled to Kansas.
Over the next few weeks, he changed his mind, hired an attorney, moved back to Minnesota, and turned himself in to the police on February 23.
Bradley Harlan, Susan’s only sibling, said he remembers taking his sister shopping and dining out twice a week. Susan didn’t have a car and was on her way to the bus stop when she was hit.
“I love her so much,” he said. As for the sentencing, he said he had no grudges, but added, “That’s in the past. I’m just glad it’s over.”
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