FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - The Olmsted County Attorney’s Office announced today that the Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed the 1st Degree Murder conviction of Malcom Woods. Mr. Woods was convicted by a jury for the 2018 murder of Brandon Arndt. Mr. Woods was sentenced in February 2020 to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
On January 15, 2021, Rochester Police Department investigators executed a search warrant at the home of Akardy Pichurin. Investigators believed Mr. Pichurin was in possession of, and possibly transmitting child pornography. At that location several devices were seized and subsequently searched. A large number of videos and pictures of child pornography were found on the devices, along with conversations between Pichurin and the children.