Arizona Man Guilty of Murdering Former Rochester Man and 3 Others
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - An Arizona man has been convicted of murdering a former Rochester man and three other people.
A Ramsey County jury returned the guilty verdict against 39-year-old Antoine Suggs on Friday, ending a trial that began about two weeks ago. Suggs was convicted of four counts of second-degree murder for shooting and killing 26-year-old Matthew Pettus, 30-year-old Nitosha Flug-Pressley, 35-year-old Loyace Foreman, and 30-year-old Jasmine Sturm. Pettus lived in Rochester for several years before moving to St. Paul in 2020.
The quadruple homicide was discovered in September 2021 when the body of Pettus and the three other victims were found in an SUV parking a cornfield near Menomonie, Wisconsin. Investigators also found six spent shell casings in the vehicle along with an Arizona driver's license issued to Suggs.
Additional evidence gathered by investigators suggested all four victims were murdered in St. Paul and then transported to the farm field in western Wisconsin. Court documents listed cell phone records and videos from surveillance cameras as evidence linking Suggs to the murders.
Shortly after the victims were found, Dunn County Wisconsin authorities issued a nationwide arrest warrant for Suggs, who surrendered two weeks later to police in Gilbert, Arizona. He remains jailed on $10 million bail as he awaits his sentencing hearing.
Suggs' father, 58-year-old Darren Lee Osborne, previously entered a guilty plea to a charge of aiding an offender in the case. He is currently serving a 58 month prison sentence for helping Suggs transport the victims body's after the quadruple slayings.