UPDATE: As of 8:15 PM on Sunday, November 19, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki had not reported to jail. Stay tuned for updates.
UPDATE: As of 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 19, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki had not reported to jail. Stay tuned for updates.
Sandra Grazzini-Rucki has yet to report to the Dakota County Jail today as required per the conditions of her sentence after being convicted for her role in the disappearance of daughters for 944 days.
Grazzini-Rucki was ordered to report to the Dakota County Jail in Hastings, Minnesota today by 8:00 AM. Staff at the Dakota County Jail confirmed multiple times today that Grazzini-Rucki had not reported to jail.
Today is the two-year anniversary of the day her daughters, Samantha and Gianna Rucki, were found living on a ranch in northern Minnesota by law enforcement, in a search lead by the Lakeville Police Department. Grazzini-Rucki appealed her criminal conviction, but the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed her conviction earlier this month.
According to the ruling from the Minnesota Court of Appeals, Grazzini-Rucki will be permitted to execute the remainder of her sentence, a point both Grazzini-Rucki’s public defender and the Dakota County Attorney’s Office agreed she should be allowed to do.
A new sentencing hearing for Grazzini-Rucki has been scheduled for December 14, 2017, at the Dakota County Judicial Center.
Despite the ruling from the Minnesota Court of Appeals, Grazzini-Rucki was still required to report to jail today to serve a 15-day sentence on the anniversary of the day her daughters were found alive. A warrant will likely be issued for the arrest of Grazzini-Rucki if she refuses to report to jail.
Since she was sentenced in September 2016, two separate arrest warrants have been issued Grazzini-Rucki for violating the conditions of her probation. Continue reading