Experience

 

December 2019- Present:                  Current Anoka County Criminal Division Chief

June 2015 - December 2019:            Criminal Division Operations Manager

February 2003 - Present:                  Anoka County Prosecutor

2000-2003:                                          Mille Lacs County Prosecutor

1999:                                                      Graduate of University of MN-Law School

1996:                                                      Graduate of University of MN Duluth

CASES

 

"Over the past 22 years, working to secure public safety and seek justice for the victims of violent crimes have been the most important goals of my career.  I've been humbled and honored to work on some of Anoka County's most serious cases, a small portion of which are linked below.  Working with these families, while I wish those tragic events had never occurred, has been the most rewarding work I've ever done or ever will do.  The justice system tracks cases by the defendant's name, but it's the victims that should be remembered." - Wade Kish

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State v. Joshua Krueth (First Degree Murder/Ramsey serial killer – 2004)

https://murderpedia.org/male.K/k/krueth-joshua.htm

 

State v. Malachi Andrews (Second Degree Murder/Time Out Bar, Blaine – 2006)

https://www.twincities.com/2008/02/19/defendant-guilty-in-deadly-brawl-at-time-out-bar-in-blaine-2/

 

State v. Mo Hicks (Second Degree Murder/Columbia Heights – 2007)

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/04/03/man-gets-35-years-in-prison-for-murder-of-56-year-old-woman/

 

State v. Ahmed Sule (First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct/Fridley – 2010)

https://patch.com/minnesota/fridley/ahmed-sule-gets-28-years-for-fridley-sex-assualt

https://patch.com/minnesota/fridley/jury-finds-aggravating-factors-in-fridley-sex-assault-case

Regional Emmy-award winning short film honoring courage of Sule victim

 

State v. Alberto Palmer (First Degree Murder/Serial Killer – 2013)

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/minnesota-rapist-murderer-life-sentence-killings-article-1.1949266

https://bringmethenews.com/news/man-who-killed-two-women-found-in-car-trunks-gets-life-sentence

 

State v. Gideon Arrington (First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct/Fridley – 2013)

https://www.somaliaonline.com/gideon-arrington-forced-a-somali-woman-in-minnesota-into-his-vehicle-handcuffed-her-blindfolded-her-and-drove-her-to-an-unknown-location-to-rape-her/

 

State v. Adam Lilienthal (First Degree Murder/Andover – 2014)

https://bringmethenews.com/news/life-in-prison-for-andover-man-convicted-of-burning-roommate-to-death

https://northmetrotv.com/news-headlines/man-on-trial-after-setting-roommate-on-fire/

 

 

State v. Isaiah Thomas (First Degree Murder/Anoka – 2016)

https://www.fox9.com/news/thomas-pleads-guilty-to-murdering-95-year-old-anoka-man

https://www.hometownsource.com/abc_newspapers/man-sentenced-to-life-in-prison-for-murdering-al-loehlein/article_4d98806a-3c3b-11e8-9e6d-93708722f577.html

https://www.anokacounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/17066/3-6-18-News-Release---Isaiah-Thomas-plea-PDF

 

State v. Richard Duncan (Misconduct of Public Official/Former Chisago County Sheriff – 2017)

https://mn-anokacounty2.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/25953/News-release---Duncan-plea-10-22-20

 

State v. Pierre Anderson (Second Degree Murder/Blaine – 2020)

https://www.kare11.com/article/news/crime/murder-charges-filed-in-blaine-hit-and-run/89-b295c523-8aab-4935-b8ce-e993132e8a68

 

State v. Melissa/Nick Zielinski (First Degree Murder/Lino Lakes – 2020)

https://www.presspubs.com/quad/news/siblings-guilty-in-lino-lakes-murder/article_f4608ec2-85fe-11ec-85b8-d33e222f6a2f.html