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Oklahoma man convicted of murder-for-hire gets life in prison without parole

October 10, 2011 in WDAY

FARGO, N.D. (AP) An Oklahoma man was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for hiring a hit man to kill his son-in-law, Fargo dentist Philip Gattuso. Continue Reading

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Nakvinda attorneys file appeal of murder conviction

September 1, 2011 in WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) – A follow-up to a murder conviction in Fargo. A Fargo attorney says there wasn’t enough evidence for jurors to convict Michael Nakvinda. Continue Reading

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Murderer sentenced to life without parole for Fargo dentist’s death

January 28, 2011 in INFORUM

Michael Nakvinda, convicted in the murder of Fargo dentist Philip Gattuso in October 2009, was sentenced this morning to life in prison without parole. <a href=”http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/306553/”>Continue Reading</a>

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Jury finds Nakvinda guilty of killing Philip Gattuso

December 10, 2010 in INFORUM

FARGO – A jury has found Michael Nakvinda guilty of killing Philip Gattuso.
The nine women and three men handed down the verdicts just after 11 a.m., convicting Nakvinda of murder, robbery, burglary and theft. He could face a lifetime prison term with no chance for parole when sentenced at a later date.
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UPDATED: No verdict today in murder trial; jurors set to return Friday for deliberations

December 9, 2010 in INFORUM

UPDATED 4:33 p.m.
Jurors considering murder charges against Michael Nakvinda for the hammer beating of a Fargo dentist last year will be returning to the Cass County Courthouse on Friday to continue deliberating the case. Continue Reading

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Gattuso murder trial: Nakvinda worried about witness

December 8, 2010 in INFORUM

After finding out this fall that his alleged conspirator in killing Philip Gattuso had changed his story, Michael Nakvinda called his mom from a jailhouse phone.
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Nakvinda jury sees grisly photo, videos in murder trial

December 1, 2010 in INFORUM

FARGO In the first day of witness testimony on Wednesday in a murder trial for Michael Nakvinda, the jury saw videos and photos of the bloodily bludgeoned victim, Philip Gattuso.
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Nakvinda’s lawyer: ‘He got framed’

November 30, 2010 in INFORUM

The two Oklahoma City-area men authorities have blamed in the bloody beating death of a Fargo dentist last fall are turning on each other.
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Familiar foes: Attorneys to face off in sixth homicide case together

November 28, 2010 in INFORUM

A murder trial begins on Tuesday for a man accused of beating to death a Fargo dentist, Philip Gattuso, for a $3,000 payoff from Gattuso’s former father-in-law. Continue Reading

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Nakvinda trial to stay in Cass for now

August 2, 2010 in INFORUM

Jury selection slated to begin Aug. 10

Attorneys will try to seat a jury in Cass County to hear the trial of one of two men accused of murder in the fatal beating of Fargo dentist Philip Gattuso.
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