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County Attorney News Release


Monica Jensen

Three Indicted for First and Second Degree Murder in West St. Paul Homicide - Diego/Rosario/Farmer
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that three individuals have been indicted* by a Dakota County Grand Jury today in connection with the shooting death of Luis David Reyes-Galvan, age 31, that occurred outside the victim’s West St. Paul residence on January 11, 2013.  Donovan Michael Diego (age 18 at the time of the incident) of St. Paul; Christino Andres Rosario (age 16 at the time of the incident) of St. Paul; and Malik Jamal Alize Farmer (age 17 at the time of the incident) of St. Paul.
Each of these individuals has been indicted for the following offenses: Murder in the First Degree (While Committing Aggravated Robbery), Murder in the Second Degree (Intentional), and Murder in the Second Degree (While Committing a Felony). 

The facts and circumstances surrounding this incident are contained in a previous news release following initial charging of these individuals, a copy of which is attached. 

A copy of the indictment can be found at  If in
custody, a mug shot can be viewed at Prior news release available at

Backstrom indicated that all three of these individuals have been in custody and were previously charged with these same offenses by criminal complaint.  These indictments will supersede the prior charges.

Backstrom commented:  “Our deepest sympathy is extended to the victim’s family and friends for their great loss.”

Backstrom thanked the West St. Paul Police Department, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the St. Paul Police Department who assisted in the investigation of this case. 

Rosario and Farmer will make their first court appearance on these charges on Monday, October 21st at 9:00 a.m. in Hastings.  Diego will make his first appearance on the charges on Tuesday, October 22nd at 9:00 a.m. in Hastings. 
If you have questions, contact James Backstrom at 651-438-4440.

*Criminal charges are not evidence of guilt.  A defendant/suspect is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.