Alford plea entered in random, fatal attack on Fargo teen

Arthur Kollie

FARGO – A Fargo man has entered an Alford plea in the death of a 14-year-old girl in a random attack last June. Arthur Kollie entered the plea in connection with the death of Jupiter Paulsen in Fargo.

With an Alford plea, Kollie maintains his innocence, but acknowledges there is enough evidence for a conviction.

Charging documents say a sanitation worker saw Kollie attack the girl the morning of June 4 outside the Party City store. The witness told police he saw Kollie strangling the victim. After Kollie ran from the scene, the worker said he began life-saving efforts and called 911.

An autopsy showed the victim died of asphyxiation by strangulation complicated by multiple sharp-force injuries.

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