A trial date has been for a Rochester man charged with second-degree murder in the March 2019 death of Garad Hassan Roble.

The trial of Muhidin Omar Abukar is scheduled to begin with jury selection on Nov. 29 in Olmsted County District Court.

Abukar, 32, pleaded not guilty in April 2020 to a single charge of second-degree murder. He has been held on $10 million unconditional bail since his arrest in August 2019. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Nov. 18.

Roble, 28, was found by a passing motorist in the pre-dawn hours of March 5, 2019, on 45th Street Southeast, between St. Bridget's Road Southeast (County Road 20) and Simpson Road (County Road 1). Roble had multiple gunshot wounds, and was determined to have died from those wounds, which included at least one head wound and another to the abdomen, according to court documents.

A second man, Ayub Abucar Hagi Iman, also is charged in connection with Roble's death. Iman, 24, is charged with second-degree murder for his alleged involvement. He is being held on $1 million unconditional bond. A plea hearing has not been scheduled.

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