My name is Cedric Hohnstadt. I own an illustration studio in Minneapolis and I'm a courtroom sketch artist for hire. My drawings have appeared nationally on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, Entertainment Tonight, and ESPN. I understand the urgency of the news biz and strive to deliver quality drawings quickly. Contact me if I can be of service.

NFL vs Players Union

A lawyer speaks for the Players Union.

 

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Ronald Reed Murder Trial

Defendants Ronald Reed (left) and Larry Clark (right) were accused in 2005 of killing St. Paul police officer James Sackett back in 1970.

 

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Ming Shiue Hearing

In 1975 Shiue was convicted of kidnapping, rape, and murder. In 2010 his sentence was complete and a hearing was held to determine if he should be released back into society.

 

Here defendant Ming Shiue waits for his hearing to begin.

 

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Ming Shiue Hearing

In 1975 Shiue was convicted of kidnapping, rape, and murder. In 2010 his sentence was complete and a hearing was held to determine if he should be released back into society.

 

Here Mary Stauffer (victim, left), her husband, and daugther Beth Stauffer (victim, right) observe the proceedings.

 

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Rocori High School Shooting

In 2003 15-year-old Jason McLaughlin shot and killed two students at Rocori High School.

 

Here Tom Rollins, father to one of the victims and also an EMT on the scene, reads his statement.

 

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Rocori High School Shooting

In 2003 15-year-old Jason McLaughlin shot and killed two students at Rocori High School.

 

Here Kim Bartell, mother of one of the victims, reads his statement. She is holding a rock that had special meaning to her.

 

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Michael Gamboa

Gamboa Meth Trial

Michael Gamboa (pictured) was convicted in 2003 of drug trafficking and weapons crimes. It was the largest drug trafficking investigation in North Dakota history.

 

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Gamboa Meth Trial

In 2003 Michael Gamboa was convicted of drug trafficking and weapons crimes. It was the largest drug trafficking investigation in North Dakota history. Here Garner Gallant, who says he sold meth for Gamboa, takes the stand.

 

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Amy Senser Hit-and-Run Trial

In 2011 Amy Senser, wife of former Minnesota Viking and local celebrity Joe Senser, accidentally struck and killed a pedestrian who’s car had stalled on an exit ramp. Senser claimed she thought she had hit a construction barrel.

 

Here Joe Senser takes the stand.

 

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Amy Senser Hit-and-Run Trial

In 2011 Amy Senser, wife of former Minnesota Viking and local celebrity Joe Senser, accidentally struck and killed a pedestrian who’s car had stalled on an exit ramp. Senser claimed she thought she had hit a construction barrel.

 

An attorney asked a patrolman to kick over a construction barrel to demonstrate how light it is compared to a human being.

 

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Amy Senser Hit-and-Run Trial

In 2011 Amy Senser, wife of former Minnesota Viking and local celebrity Joe Senser, accidentally struck and killed a pedestrian who’s car had stalled on an exit ramp.

 

At her sentencing, Amy Senser sobs as a victim’s family member reads a statement.

 

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Denny Hecker Sentencing

Denny Hecker Sentencing

In 2011 Minneapolis auto mogul Denny Hecker (center) was sentenced to 10 years in prison for fraud.

 

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Prince Estate Probate Hearing

Family members of rock musician Prince at a preliminary hearing about the settlement of his estate. May 2, 2016.

 

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ISIS Trial – Defense

In 2016 three Minnesotans stood trial for conspiring to provide material support to ISIL and to commit murder abroad.

 

Defendants Abdirahman Daud, Guled Omar, and Mohamed Farah sit with their attorneys as jury selection begins.

 

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ISIS Trial

In 2016 three Minnesotans stood trial for conspiring to provide material support to ISIL and to commit murder abroad.

 

Abdullah Yusuf, questioned by defense attorney Murad Mohammad, describes his attempt to travel to Syria to fight alongside ISIS.

 

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