27-CR-21-7460: State vs. Kimberly Potter

This case was filed in Hennepin County District Court on April 14, 2021. This page includes all public documents filed in the case, and other information that will be helpful to media covering the case. More information about the case is available by accessing the register of actions in the district court case management system.

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The trial in this case is scheduled for Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

Media Guide

Media Lottery Update
The Court is accepting submissions for a media pool reporter lottery for the week of December 27, in the event that deliberations continue into that week. Media may submit their interest for one of the two courtroom seats for each day of the week that court is in session. If you are interested, please review all rules as outlined in the submission form and submit your interest by 12 p.m. (noon) U.S. Central time on Thursday, December 23. Media outlets who are selected to receive a seat will be notified by 3 p.m. CST on Thursday, December 23.  

The trial in this case began on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, in courtroom C-1856 at the Hennepin County Government Center. This page will be used to confirm notable dates during the trial, including:

  • When a jury is selected
  • When opening statements are scheduled
  • When closing arguments are scheduled

This page will also be used to communicate updates and the progress of jury deliberations. Jurors will be fully sequestered during deliberation. During deliberation, the only updates the Court will provide to the media will be:

  • When the jury begins deliberating for the day
  • When the jury adjourns deliberations for the day
  • When the verdict will be read in open court

Events (with the most recent listed on top):

  • December 23, 2021 – A trial outcome has been reached and will be read on the record today between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. CST.
  • December 23, 2021 – 8:40 a.m. CST – Jury begins deliberations for the day
  • December 22, 2021 – 6 p.m. – Jury ends deliberations for the day
  • December 22, 2021 – 8:25 a.m. CST – Jury begins deliberations for the day
  • ​December 21, 2021 – 6:10 p.m. CST – Jury ends deliberations for the day
  • December 21, 2021 – 9 a.m. CST – Jury begins deliberations for the day
  • ​December 20, 2021 – 6 p.m. CST – Jury ends deliberations for the day
  • December 20, 2021 – 12:45 p.m. CST – Jury begins deliberations for the day
  • December 20, 2021 – Closing arguments
  • December 8, 2021 – Opening Statements
  • December 3, 2021 – Jury is selected
  • November 30, 2021 – Trial begins