Appeals Court Overturns Conviction Of Pine City Offender
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has recently overturned the conviction of Pine County sex-offender Joey Nelson, who was convicted in a one-day trial after Pine County investigators suspected him of no longer living in his apartment as well as moving out of state.
Joey was found in Texas in early February of 2010, and Pine County investigators called for a house visit after seeing his sidewalk unshoveled. The real violation however is that he did not notify officials five days prior to moving.
The case is a controversy due to no evidence that Joey Nelson was actually trying to move. In a defense viewpoint, it can’t be proven why any offender is in another state at any given time; whether it be for visiting, shopping, or actually changing residence.
In this case, the unshoveled sidewalk was the kicker for Nelson being convicted.