Killer of Former Rochester Man, Three Others Sentenced to Over 100 Years in Prison
Last month a Ramsey County jury convicted 39-year-old Antoine Suggs 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.
Suggs was sentenced Monday to an over 103-year prison term. He received 306 months for three of the second-degree murder convictions and a 326 month prison term for the other second-degree murder count.
The judge in the case ordered the sentences be served consecutively. Suggs will serve the time at the State Correctional Facility in St. Cloud.
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 in Dunn County near Menomonie, Wisconsin. Investigators also found six spent shell casings in the vehicle along with an Arizona driver's license issued to Suggs.
Court documents say investigators uncovered additional evidence that indicated the four victims were murdered in St. Paul and then transported to the farm field in western Wisconsin. The charges listed cell phone records and videos from surveillance cameras as evidence linking Suggs to the murders.
Suggs was apprehended in Arizona two weeks after Dunn County authorities issued a nation-wide arrest warrant. Suggs' father, 58-year-old Darren Lee Osborne, is serving a 58 month prison sentence after he previously entered a guilty plea to a charge of aiding an offender in the case. He was accused of helping his son transport the four bodies.