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Homicide victim’s family member arrested after courthouse outburst, charges declined

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) - An incident broke out before the first court appearance for the murder suspect in Friday's fatal shooting at Quarters Apartments in SE Rochester.

Eighteen-year-old Robert Salley Jr. was arrested and is charged with killing Trevor Boysen in the shooting on Friday.

According to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, during Salley's arraignment on Monday morning, 20 to 25 of Boysen's friends and family were present in the courtroom. Some were wearing name tags bearing Boysen's name.

A court deputy reportedly instructed them to remove the name tags because they are not allowed in court. Deputies said one man became upset and left the courtroom.

The Sheriff's Office said Boysen's sister of Florida became upset in the fifth floor court lobby. She began yelling and screaming, attracting the attention of Olmsted County deputies. Captain Behrns of the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office described her as as "out of control."

Deputies said her mother attempted to calm her but she continued to yell. Authorities said she was asked to leave but she refused. The scene became increasingly chaotic as other family members came out to see the commotion. Deputies said at one point, at 19-year-old male charged through the deputies to try to get to her.

Deputies said the woman was eventually taken down to the ground by deputies and arrested. She stayed overnight in jail.

Despite her arrest, The Olmsted County Attorney’s Office has declined to file formal criminal charges against the woman “as an exercise in discretion."

The 19-year-old man who was facing a disorderly conduct citation will also not be charged.

According to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, charges against the woman and the 19-year-old man could be revisited if they violate court rules again.

Megan Zemple

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