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Judge awards $9.6 million in wrongful death suit

July 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A North Dakota judge has awarded $9.6 million to the family of a Fargo dentist who was killed in a murder-for-hire scheme. Continue Reading

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Jurors hear audio recording of Kirkpatrick police interview

July 22, 2011 in INFORUM

FARGO Jurors finished hearing an audio recording this morning of Gene Kirk-patrick telling police, in an interview five days after the 2009 murder of his former son-in-law, about a murder-for-hire plot he had hatched with a handyman. 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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Philip Gattuso murder trial: Judge allows key part of case

January 27, 2011 in INFORUM

An alleged confession by Gene Kirkpatrick, the man accused of hiring a hitman to kill his former son-in-law, was voluntary and is admissible at trial, a judge ruled Thursday. <a href=”http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/306534/”>Continue Reading</a>

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Kirkpatrick murder trial delayed until July 19

January 26, 2011 in INFORUM

The trial for an Oklahoma grandfather accused of conspiring to murder his granddaughter’s father once set to start Feb. 28 is now delayed until July. Continue Reading

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Philip Gattuso Murder trial: Prosecution resists trial venue move, Prosectors argue against tossing out police interview

January 18, 2011 in INFORUM

There’s no basis for moving an upcoming murder trial away from Fargo or for throwing out a police interview conducted with the defendant, Cass County prosecutors argue in briefs filed Tuesday. Continue Reading

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Target labs played role in Gattuso investigation

January 8, 2011 in INFORUM

Retailer often works on violent-crime cases

Fargo cops had an unlikely partner helping them solve the Philip Gattuso murder case: Target. Continue Reading

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Kirkpatrick’s lawyers seek change of venue, suppression of statements he made to investigators

January 6, 2011 in INFORUM

FARGO Attorneys for Gene Kirkpatrick have asked a Cass County judge to move his upcoming jury trial out of Fargo and suppress statements he made to detectives during the investigation into the murder of Fargo dentist Philip Gattuso.
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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