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Arrest warrants issued for two men in Grand Forks murder case

June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Arrest warrants have been issued for two men wanted in the killing of a 24-year-old Grand Forks man at an apartment complex.
Delvin Lamont “Squeaky” Shaw, 29, is suspected of having murdered Jose Luis Alphonso “Joeluis” Lopez…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Rodriguez should be spared of death, lawyers say: Effect of mental disability ruling is uncertain

May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Alfonso Rodriguez once boasted of reading hundreds of books, but dropped out of school at the age of 18 without graduating.
The man convicted of the 2003 kidnapping and murder of Dru Sjodin is mentally retarded, according to his lawyers, a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Prosecutors won’t ask for death penalty in Montana teacher murder case

May 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Prosecutors say they will not pursue the death penalty against a Colorado man suspected of killing a teacher in Montana.

The Great Fall Tribune reports that Richland County Attorney Mike Weber has given up on capital punishment for 25-year-old Mic…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

What the Smith case taught us: Firearms instructors address issues raised by murder case

May 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — When Jere Hilland teaches you how to defend yourself, he always preaches using “reasonable force.”
“In other words, if someone punches you in the nose, you can punch them in the nose,” said Hilland, who has taught firearms classes …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Defense requests mistrial for second day in a row

April 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

LITTLE FALLS — Judge Douglas Anderson denied Byron Smith’s defense attorney’s request for a mistrial in the murder case for the second time Wednesday. 

Defense counsel Adam Johnson addressed the court during a morning break following te…continue reading on dglobe.com

Two Harbors man pleads guilty to second-degree murder

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

Raymond Weeks, 42, of Two Harbors avoided potential first-degree murder charges Thursday when he agreed to a plea bargain and admitted his role in the stabbing death of Kevin John Tyman, 54, just before Christmas in 2012. Weeks pleaded guilty to seco…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

Kenmare woman arrested in death of teenage son

March 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

KENMARE — A Kenmare woman has been arrested on murder and child abuse or neglect charges in the death of her 13-year-old son.

The Associated Press reported that Jessica Lee Jensen was booked into the Ward County Jail on Friday. A representative o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Kenmare woman arrested in death of teenage son

March 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

KENMARE — A Kenmare woman has been arrested on murder and child abuse or neglect charges in the death of her 13-year-old son.

The Associated Press reported that Jessica Lee Jensen was booked into the Ward County Jail on Friday. A representative o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Gregory man tells DCI he shook infant son before death

March 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

GREGORY — A 20-year-old Gregory man is accused of shaking his 3-month-old son so hard that the infant died from the resulting injuries.

Adam Joel Bruns is charged with alternate counts of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter, as wel…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Gregory man tells DCI he shook infant son before death

March 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

GREGORY — A 20-year-old Gregory man is accused of shaking his 3-month-old son so hard that the infant died from the resulting injuries.

Adam Joel Bruns is charged with alternate counts of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter, as wel…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com