Minnesota Appeals Court Upholds Man’s Convictions Of Arson, Insurance Fraud
(March 17, 2016, 10:15 AM EDT) -- ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota trial judge did not err when allowing the prosecution to introduce some evidence of a defendant’s prior bad acts because it was used to show that the man had a motive to set his home on fire in an attempt to collect insurance proceeds, a Minnesota Court of Appeals panel ruled March 14 (State of Minnesota v. Mark Allan Misgen, No. A15-0656, Minn. App.; 2016 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 249).