EXCLUSIVE: Jailhouse interview with Devin Weiland

(ABC 6 News) – A man who identified himself as Devin Weiland reached out to ABC 6 News over the phone from the Freeborn County Jail Monday afternoon about his frustrations over his canceled trial date.

Weiland’s trial has been canceled and rescheduled a number of times. On Monday, we learned his trial has been canceled once again.

After being behind bars for 20 months, Weiland said he has had no explanation from his attorney as to why. He said he has not been given any information on a new pre-trial date from his attorney but he told ABC 6 News he thinks his next court date will likely be in late December or early January.

“I have no idea what’s going on in my case anymore. I was trying to get him to do a bail reduction hearing. He’s spoken to me multiple times but he refuses to do it,” Weiland said.

We reached out to Weiland’s defense attorney who said they have no comment.

“I may be able to get a bail reduction here and if people do not care for me, I hope they can see how wrong it is to hold me here waiting months without due processes,” Weiland said.

Weiland told us he wants people to create a GoFundMe page to contribute money toward his bail.

The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office is now prosecuting the case on behalf of Freeborn County. We also reached out to them about developments in this trial and have not heard back.

Weiland is charged with three counts of first-degree attempted murder and three counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, after shooting a police officer and two others at Shady Oaks Apartments in Albert Lea in November 2020.