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
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
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>
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>
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
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.
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.
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