ROCHESTER, Minn. – A new trial date is set in a fatal Rochester shooting.
Alexander William Weiss, 26 of Rochester, is charged with 2nd degree murder for the January 2018 death of Muhammed Rahim. Authorities say Weiss shot Rahim after a traffic accident and a trial that began April 30 ended in a mistrial when the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict.
According to online court documents, a second trial is now scheduled to begin on October 14.
Weiss claimed on the stand his shooting of Rahim was an act of self-defense while Olmsted County prosecutors called Weiss’ decision to shoot “unreasonable” and “unnecessary.”