Inmate charged with conspiracy to kill Dakota County attorney, judge
A former Rice County inmate, now incarcerated in the Minnesota
Correctional Facility at Oak Park Heights, has been charged with
conspiracy to murder Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom and
Dakota County District Judge Rex Stacey.
The Rice County Attorney's office on Wednesday charged John Stephen
Woodward, 47, with two counts of conspiracy to commit premeditated
first degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit first-