Guilty plea in Rochester murder case

Sao Yim Jr. (left) and Eric Lee (right)

Accused shooter still has not entered a plea.

Posted: Apr 4, 2018 1:51 PM
Updated: Apr 4, 2018 2:41 PM

ROCHSTER, Minn. – One of the men arrested in connection with a fatal shooting is pleading guilty.

Related content: More on a Rochester murder that left a father of two dead. 

Eric Tyler Lee, 25 of Rochester, has entered a guilty plea to one count of aiding an offender – accomplice after the fact. He was arrested along with Sao Yim Jr., 24 of Rochester, after Rochester police found Ahmed Muafaq Abdulhu Al Naddf shot to death on March 12. Yim is charged with 2nd degree murder and possession of a firearm after being convicted of a crime of violence.

Police say their investigation shows Yim shot Al Naddf and that Lee was with Yim at the time and lied to police about what happened. Police also say Lee denied taking Al Naddf’s cell phone after he was killed.

Lee’s sentencing is scheduled for May 9. Yim has not entered a plea. His next court appearance is set for May 4.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
16° wxIcon
Hi: 17° Lo: 0°
Feels Like: -2°
Albert Lea
Broken Clouds
12° wxIcon
Hi: 14° Lo: -2°
Feels Like: -1°
Austin
Broken Clouds
18° wxIcon
Hi: 18° Lo: 1°
Feels Like: 2°
Charles City
Broken Clouds
14° wxIcon
Hi: 18° Lo: 1°
Feels Like: -2°
Rochester
Scattered Clouds
16° wxIcon
Hi: 17° Lo: 0°
Feels Like: -2°
January like temperatures will hold for the next few days
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

1-on-1 with Bernie Sanders during north Iowa stop

Image

My Money: The difference between APR and APY

Image

Tracking Monday's weather: Get ready for the cold

Image

Preparing for Veterans Day events

Image

Bernie Sanders makes his way to North Iowa

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 11/10

Image

Former Newman baseball star Josh Fitzgerald commits to TCU

Image

Mohawks swimmers place in state meet

Image

Grizzlies fall to Alexandria 4-3

Image

Weather forecast 11/9

Community Events