Juan Padilla Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Superior Shooting

Posted at: 07/15/2013 11:41 AM | Updated at: 07/15/2013 10:09 PM

Juan Leonardo Padilla, 40, of Fort Mohave, Ariz., entered a not guilty plea in Douglas County Circuit Court Monday.

Padilla is charged in connection with the fatal shooting of 46-year-old Terrance Rodney Luukkonen of Duluth. Luukkonen was shot outside his workplace at Genesis Attachments in Superior on May 23rd.

According to investigators, Luukkonen was shot in his car from the outside while in the parking lot of Genesis Attachments, which is where he worked. Investigators said evidence lead police to the Allyndale Motel in Duluth where they located Padilla.

Authorities said Luukonen was engaged to Padilla's former girlfriend.

A status conference has been set for Aug. 14.

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