Ex-Minn. cop convicted in bank robbery

Attorneys say his daughter's illness and haunting memories of combat duty guided his actions


By Frederick Melo
St. Paul Pioneer Press

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. — Feeling isolated and unhinged by his daughter's illness and haunting memories of his combat duty, Minneapolis police officer Timothy Carson robbed an Apple Valley bank seeking two things, his attorneys say.

The first was clearly cash. The second may have been a desire to end his life.

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