Patrick Kirwan Sentencing
On June 3, 2016, Patrick Kirwan was sentenced after a jury convicted him of Murder in the Second Degree for the shooting death of his neighbor, Mark Hruska. Murder in the Second Degree carries a mandatory 50 year prison sentence with a requirement that he shall be denied parole or work release unless he has served at least seven-tenths of the maximum term of his sentence. At the sentencing hearing the parents of the decedent gave powerful victim impact statements. Mr. Kirwan declined to exercise his right of allocution. Detective Brad Youngblut of the DMPD was the lead investigator on the case. This case was prosecuted by Assistant Polk County Attorneys Michael Hunter and Mike Salvner, with the instrumental assistance of Legal Assistant Lindsay Morris.