Man Accused of Killing Father Arrested in Lindenwood Park a Week Later

His preliminary hearing has been set for Oct. 31

FARGO, N.D. — After being on the run for a week, Christopher Riley, who’s accused of shooting his father, was arrested in Lindenwood Park. Police say Riley was found in the gray Dodge pickup truck from the crime scene. He was taken into custody without incident. Parkgoers say they were shocked to find a man wanted for murder in a family-friendly…

Man Charged With Wife’s Murder After Suicide Pact

If convicted, he could face up to life in prison

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo man has been charged with the murder of his wife after the couple made a suicide pact. Louis and Ila Averson, an elderly couple in poor health, planned to kill themselves by carbon monoxide poisoning. When that didn’t work, Louis shot Ila in the heart and then shot himself. He is now being treated for his…

Former Fargo Priest’s Arraignment on Child Sex Abuse Charges Delayed

He fled to the Philippines around Christmas of 1998

  FARGO, ND — An arraignment for a former Fargo priest who has been extradited from the Philippines to stand trial on child sexual abuse charges has been delayed. Fernando Sayasaya was set to appear in Cass County District Court today but the hearing was moved at the last minute to Tuesday. Sayasaya was removed from the Fargo Diocese in…