Murder suspect pleads guilty to weapons chargeA man accused in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend in Hudson, Wis. pleaded guilty Monday, Feb. 9, to a felony weapons charge stemming from an arrest in Woodbury.
By: Hank Long, Woodbury Bulletin
A man accused in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend in Hudson, Wis. pleaded guilty Monday, Feb. 9, to a felony weapons charge stemming from an arrest in Woodbury.
Christopher Soriano Ledesma, 29, was sentenced by Washington County District Judge Mary Hanson to five years in prison for the weapons charge. A related charge of making terroristic threats was dropped as a part of a plea agreement with the Washington County Attorney’s office.
The guilty plea stems from the Sept. 20, 2008 incident when Ledesma was arrested outside his parents’ home in Woodbury, the same night authorities found his ex-girlfriend’s body in a car parked in a government center parking lot in Hudson. Authorities determined she died of gunshot wounds.
Ledesma was arrested that night at 8 p.m., a short time before authorities found the body of Kelly Dahm, 19.
Police records state that Woodbury police called the Hudson Police Department the night of Ledesma’s arrest around 10:30 p.m., and told them to look for a vehicle with Minnesota license plate VNU734. Hudson police found the vehicle and Dahm’s body inside.
Ledesma is still awaiting first-degree murder charges in Wisconsin.
According to Woodbury police reports on the Sept. 20 incident Ledesma carried a firearm illegally and threatened family members with his demeanor while at his parents’ residence in the 600 block of Meadow Lane.
Hudson police said a few days after Ledesma’s arrest that they believe he shot Dahm in the vehicle and then got a ride to Woodbury.
When he was arrested he was on probation from for a 1996 assault conviction in Wisconsin.