All four suspects in murder of Minnetonka High School student enter not guilty pleas 

Samantha Burnette

Four suspects have each pleaded not guilty to charges in connection to the murder of 16-year-old Minnetonka High School junior Samantha Burnette.

The teen was shot and killed Sept. 25 in an apparent armed robbery in St. Paul.

Christopher Rayshawn Calloway, 32, of South St. Paul, pleaded not guilty to one count of second-degree murder, one count of second-degree murder without intent while committing a felony and one count of first-degree aggravated robbery. His trial is set for June 5.

Calloway has eight prior felony convictions including an armed robbery and aggravated battery with great bodily harm in Illinois. In 2013, he pleaded guilty in Dakota County to being a felon in possession of a firearm and to motor vehicle theft, and was sentenced to five years in prison. Calloway was placed on a supervised release on Aug. 15.

Kalisa Chardale Smith, 29, of South St. Paul, pleaded not guilty to one count of second-degree murder, one count of second-degree murder without intent while committing a felony and one count of first-degree aggravated robbery. Her trial has not been scheduled.

Smith’s history includes more than a dozen traffic violations, drunken driving charges and possession of marijuana.

Davonte Bobo, 24, of West St. Paul, pleaded not guilty to one count of second-degree murder with intent but not premeditated, one count of second-degree murder without intent while committing a felony and one count of first-degree aggravated robbery. His trial is set for April 24.

Bobo has a prior conviction for first-degree aggravated robbery and pending felony charges in Olmsted County for soliciting an undercover officer posing as a prostitute.

Vincent Reanell Harris, 29, of St. Paul, has pleaded not guilty to one count of second-degree murder with intent but not premeditated, one count of second-degree murder without intent while committing a felony and one count of first-degree aggravated robbery. His trial is set for May 15.

Harris has had five prior felony convictions including a domestic abuse incident and violating a restraining order by contacting the same victim.

All four suspects are being charged for the alleged involvement in a robbery and the murder of Burnette.

Finish reading this here: All four suspects in murder of Minnetonka High School student enter not guilty pleas

Advertisements