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Alfonso Rodriguez Jr.

Appeals court affirms death sentence in Dru Sjodin murder

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The team of prosecutors who made the federal case against Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. said at a noon news conference they were glad but not surprised to learn that the Crookston man's death sentence appeal was rebuffed by a federal court in Minneapolis.

"We are gratified by this outcome," said acting U.S. Attorney Lynn Jordheim. "But we know this is just a step on the road to the ultimate resolution of this case."

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