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Parents of slain UND student in Rodriguez murder case: ‘Justice will be served’

May 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO It’s been 10 years ago this month since a Minnesota prison released Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. to his Crookston home, where he lived prior to kidnapping and killing University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin six months later. Continue Reading

Hearing scheduled in motion for Alfonso Rodriguez appeal

May 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Federal prosecutors want the notes of mental health professionals who examined a man convicted of killing of a University of North Dakota student more than nine years ago. Continue Reading

Law prof: Rodriguez Jr. death penalty appeal could continue for another 3 years

January 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Hamline University law professor Joseph Daly says a federal judge will try to narrow the arguments in Alfonso Rodriguez Jr.’s latest appeal. Rodriguez was convicted and sentenced to death in 2006 for kidnapping and killing UND student Dru Sjodin.
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Deadline today for Rodriguez’s last appeal

October 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Defense attorneys for the kidnapper of Dru Sjodin are expected to seek a writ of habeas corpus to spare Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. the death penalty. Other appeals following 2007 conviction have failed. Continue Reading

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Purdon recuses self from key case

October 1, 2010 in INFORUM

Death penalty case to go to Jordheim

The new U.S. attorney for North Dakota won’t handle the state’s only federal death penalty case.
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