ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man initially taken into custody after a deadly shooting has been sentenced for domestic assault.
Deante Jewel Stanifer, 24 of Minneapolis, was picked up by police after the March 12 killing of Ahmed Muafaq Abdulhu Al Naddf but was released with no charges filed. He was then arrested in April and accused of grabbing a female family member and preventing her from breathing.
Sao Yim Jr. (left) and Eric Lee (right)
Stanifer entered a guilty plea to gross misdemeanor domestic assault and was sentenced Monday to two years of supervised probation. He must also pay a $1,000 fine.
Of the two men charged in Al Naddf’s death, Sao Yim Jr. has pleaded not guilty to 2nd degree murder and possession of a firearm after being convicted of a crime of violence. A start date for his trial has not yet been set. Eric Tyler Lee pleaded guilty to aiding an offender – accomplice after the fact and was given 10 years of supervised probation. Lee must also either pay a $900 fine or perform 90 hours of community work service.