Dunn County (WQOW)- More than a year after Hussain Alnahdi walked the UW-Stout campus for the last time, the man facing charges for his death was back in court.
On Tuesday Cullen Osburn, of Minneapolis, was back in the Dunn County court room for a status conference. The last time Osburn was in court, in September, the defense said there was additional discovery needed from Mayo Clinic and the state, that includes some CT scans which the defense received from the district attorney's office. On Tuesday both parties said they have everything.
Osburn is facing two charges, felony murder and aggravated battery intending bodily harm. He is accused of killing Hussain Alnahdi, an international student at UW-Stout during Halloween weekend of last year. Alnahdi died the next day of a traumatic brain injury.
Osburn has pleaded not guilty to both charges. The next time he will be back in the courtroom will be in January for another status hearing. In March Osburn will be back for a final pre-trial.
A seven day jury trial is scheduled to begin in April.
Posted: September 12, 2017
Dunn County (WQOW)- The Minnesota man charged with killing a UW-Stout student from Saudi Arabia now has a trial date.
Cullen Osburn appeared in the Dunn County courtroom Tuesday, still in custody of Dunn County law enforcement. Osburn is facing two charges, felony murder and aggravated battery, for the death of UW-Stout student Hussain Alnahdi. Witnesses told police the two had an altercation in Menomonie last October. Alnahdi later died of a traumatic brain injury.
During Tuesday's hearing, Osburn's attorney said the defense was having trouble getting certain documents from Mayo Hospital, some of which suggest that about eight hours went by after Alnahdi was admitted, before any tests were done. Defense attorney Chris Zipko said that could be an issue for the defense.
Dunn County Judge Rod Smeltzer scheduled a final pre-trial hearing for March 23 and requested three hours be set aside for it. Osburn's trial is scheduled to start on April 10. Smeltzer has scheduled nine days, but said he does not believe it will take all nine to complete.