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Rejected plea deal leads to trial for theft suspect

December 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

Dickinson resident Cynthia Ell will be headed to trial the first week of March.
Judge Cynthia Feland rejected a plea agreement Thursday at the Stark County Courthouse in Dickinson. Ell was scheduled for a change of plea hearing, along with sentencin…continue reading on

Jamestown man faces trial on attempted murder charge

October 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

JAMESTOWN A Jamestown man was bound over for trial on attempted murder and aggravated assault charges after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday in Southeast District Court. Continue Reading

SD murder suspect wants trial moved

September 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MITCHELL, S.D. The defense in a Chamberlain murder case claims suspect Kent Davidson will not get a fair trial in Brule County, and the mother of the victim is trying to prevent a plea bargain. Continue Reading

Man accused in reservation killing found guilty

September 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A man accused of killing two children on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation in North Dakota has been found guilty. Continue Reading

Bagola jury will resume deliberations Monday

September 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The jury deliberating in the double-murder trial of Valentino “Tino” Bagola broke Friday afternoon for the weekend. Continue Reading

Prosecution rests in Bagola murder trial, defense testimony begins

September 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO DNA from murder defendant Valentino “Tino” Bagola was found underneath the fingernails of one of two siblings he is accused of stabbing to death, an FBI forensic examiner testified Tuesday. Continue Reading

Trial focuses on children’s living conditions

September 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The case of James Hume, on trial for felony neglect of three small children prosecutors say were living in a crude, hazardous and smelly garage, is about how to decide if parents should be punished under the law for unusual living arrangements, said Hume’s attorney, David Ogren. Continue Reading

Bagola’s palm print found on bloody computer

September 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The palm print of murder suspect Valentino “Tino” Bagola was found on a bloody computer in the room where two slain children were found on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. Continue Reading

In infant death case, Bowman mother pleads not guilty

September 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BOWMAN A trial has been set for December in the case of a Bowman woman accused of murdering her newborn baby earlier this year. Continue Reading

Defense challenges FBI interrogator of slayings suspect

September 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The defense on Friday challenged the chief FBI interrogator of the man on trial and charged with murdering a brother and sister on the Spirit Lake reservation. Continue Reading