Judge James Hill

Teen Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Attack on Guards

The inmates were accused of choking one guard and handcuffing him.

MANDAN, N.D.–A teenager has been sentenced to five years in prison for taking part in an attack on guards at a juvenile corrections center in Mandan. Seventeen-year-old Elijah Barse and three other youths were accused in the uprising at the Youth Correctional Center in January 2018. The inmates were accused of choking one guard and handcuffing him in an attempt…

Convict Says Life Sentence Discriminates Against Young

The 42-year-old Helmenstein was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for a deadly liquor store robbery.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A man who was convicted of murder 20 years ago is arguing that a life sentence discriminates against younger people. Shawn Helmenstein is seeking to clarify his parole eligibility date. The 42-year-old Helmenstein was sentenced in 2000 to life in prison with the possibility of parole for a deadly liquor store robbery. The Bismarck Tribune reports that South Central…