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A man was convicted of murder for killing his wife with a shotgun 13 years ago, the night before the couple were evicted from their home in St. Paul, Minnesota, after foreclosure. Nicholas Firkus was found guilty of shooting 25-year-old Heidi Firkus. His defense argued that the fatal shooting was accidental, the result of an intruder breaking into the home.

He initially told police the intruder struggled with him over the firearm, which he said went off twice, hitting Heidi Firkus in the back and himself in the leg. She died at the scene and Nicholas Firkus recovered from a gunshot wound to the upper left thigh and groin. After an 11-day trial, Ramsey County juries rejected the husband’s narrative, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Prosecutors argued that the impending loss of the family home and mounting financial problems had made the husband “desperate, embarrassed and out of time”.

In the press release announcing the indictment, Ramsey County Attorney John J. Choi listed financial problems and high debt, including an overdraft bank account and an REI credit card with an outstanding balance of $17,381.66. Prosecutors also said he had repeatedly assured his wife that he was dealing with creditors and dealing with alleged fraud on her bank account.


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Nicholas Firkus accused of killing wife

Prosecutor Rachel Kraker said Nicholas Firkus refused to accept that he would be exposed as a fraud, so he did the unthinkable.
In the press release, Nicholas Firkus is alleged to have described the intruder as a 6-foot-1 or 6-foot-2 black male dressed in dark clothing. He initially said that the robber shot his wife.

He later told an investigator that “his finger was on the trigger and he believes he pulled it and it went into Heidi’s body,” Kraker said during the trial. The prosecutor reportedly added that there was no fictional stranger to blame at the time. “It was the stranger that he married,” Kraker said.


Her defense attorney said police have been trying to prove his client killed his wife for 13 years, noting how long it took prosecutors to bring charges against her client. “What they brought up is speculation, conjecture and assumptions,” she said.
“He took Heidi’s life and saved her reputation,” the newspaper reported Kraker as saying during the trial.

Her defense attorney, Robert Richman, argued that replacing financial ruin with murder was pointless. “[A]ll this psychological talk that killing her wife would somehow save her reputation…it doesn’t make sense,” the defendant’s attorney said, according to the newspaper. “You don’t kill the love of your life to avoid embarrassment.”

The defense gathered character evidence from mutual friends of the couple. One of those friends reportedly testified that Nicholas Firkus taught her how to act in his marriage. In response, prosecutors obtained testimony from friends who said they had no idea Heidi and Nicholas Firkus had to move out and had been with the unlucky couple for just two days before the murder.Read More…..


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