Robbery Suspect Admits Guilt, But Case Still Open

Published 08/24 2016 08:55PM

Updated 08/24 2016 08:55PM

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A Minot man admits threatening people with a knife while committing several robberies in the Minot area in May.

But his guilty pleas were rejected in court today.

27-year-old Vincent Musi tried to plead guilty to armed robberies in Minot and Surrey between May Third and May 12th, but North Central District Judge Doug Mattson refused to accept the plea deal in the case because the people who had been threatened in the robberies had not been consulted.

The deal proposed for Musi would see him spend eight years in prison, followed by five years of probation and make restitution including paying for damages to the Ward County Jail in an escape attempt in July.

Judge Mattson told prosecutors to contact the victims of the robberies and alert them to the arrangements and then return to court to finalize the plea deal.

That could happen as early as tomorrow.

No one was injured in any of the robberies.

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