Eighteen months later, Nisbit pleads guilty. The Rice County courtroom was thick with tension and heavily guarded, as a shackled 40 year old Jason Nisbit of Faribault pled guilty to 2nd degree intentional murder with aggravating circumstances non-premeditated. In 2015, 26 year old Chelsea Martinez met Nisbit through a website called The Experience Project. She drove up from Ohio and met him at a local motel on July 31st to discuss suicide. The two arranged to meet again the next morning at Shager Park. In court yesterday, Nisbit admitted to taking Martinez to a specific spot, tying her up, choking her till she passed out and slitting her throat, killing her. Family members reported Martinez missing July 30th. Nisbit led investigators to her body August 2nd. He was indicted on First [Read more…] about Trial too traumatic for victim’s family; Chilling blaze destroys Dairy barn; Arts Guild receives large grant
Nisbit gets 42 years
40 year old Jason Nisbit pled guilty this afternoon in Rice County Court in the death of 26 year old Chelsea Martinez. Nisbit was indicted by a Grand Jury on First Degree Premeditated Murder. In a plea agreement he agreed to to 2nd degree intentional murder without premeditation. He also pled guilty to 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon, an incident that took place in the jail. Judge Cajacob sentenced him to 504 months or 42 years. We’ll have details of what happened in the courtroom, victim impact statements and more starting at 6am. Rice County Attorney John Fossum will be in studio at 7:20.
Nisbit set to plea
Jason Nisbit is scheduled for a plea hearing and a sentencing hearing January 12th. Rice County attorney John Fossum commented, “I have made the decision not to talk about what the plea would be to or what the expected sentence would be, in part, because I’m always cautious about such things because I never believe he’s going to take the plea until he does”. [Read more…] about Today’s news update – Nisbit set to plea; Owatonna woman charged with 1st degree sale of meth; NAFRS gears up for Facility presentation; NH&C to honor Ken Bank
Flasher still on the loose
The Northfield Police Department has taken several calls of suspicious activity that are believed to be related. These incidents have occurred since June on both the East and West sides of Northfield. The suspect has approached adult females and asked them questions, sometimes asking for directions. He’s been both on foot and in a vehicle. When the women have engaged the suspect, he’s either exposed himself or asked for a hug, or made some similar request. No one has been physically harmed in these incidents. The suspect is described as a Hispanic/Latino [Read more…] about Today’s news update – Flasher still on the loose; EDA Coordinator to start in December; Nisbit court date to be moved again; Candidate forum dates