Hospital to treat suspect in shooting

Kamariea Forcier

A former University employee who confessed to firing a shot in University President Nils Hasselmo’s office checked into Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis after being released from jail June 28.
Jennifer Joan May is charged with four counts of felony second-degree assault in connection with the shot fired into the ceiling of the president’s office June 11. She was charged with one count of assault for each person in Hasselmo’s office at the time of the incident.
May’s attorney, George Ludcke, did not say why May checked into the hospital, the Star Tribune reported.
May was held in the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center for almost two weeks before she was released on $100,000 bail.
Ludcke tried to get May’s bail reduced June 26. Hennepin County Judge Philip Bush lowered the amount to $25,000 with the condition that May be released to the locked psychiatric ward at Hennepin County Medical Center. May refused the judge’s condition for a reduced bail.
May’s next court appearance is scheduled for July 19.