$1.5 Million Bail for Law Clerk’s Accused Killer
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Bail is set at $1.5 million for a man charged with fatally shooting a law clerk in a St. Paul office last week.
Prosecutors asked for that amount when Ryan Petersen appeared in Ramsey County court Monday. The 37-year-old defendant is accused of killing Chase Passauer.
The 23-year-old Minneapolis man was working at North Star Criminal Defense Thursday when he was shot a half-dozen times. Authorities say Petersen was unhappy with how a lawyer at the firm was handling a previous case.
Two attorneys returned to the office above the popular W.A. Frost & Co. restaurant in the historic Cathedral Hill neighborhood and found Passauer had been shot.
Passauer's father says his son planned to attend the University of Minnesota Law School.
Petersen is due back in court May 9.