Murder

Fargo Man Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Girlfriend

The 44-year-old Davis is charged with murder, endangering by fire or explosion and arson.

FARGO, N.D.–A Fargo man accused of killing his girlfriend and setting his apartment on fire has pleaded not guilty to charges. Authorities say 52-year-old Denise Marie Anderson died of traumatic injuries before the fire at Sheldon Davis’ apartment in August. The 44-year-old Davis is charged with murder, endangering by fire or explosion and arson and entered his pleas Wednesday in…

“I still don’t know if that’s justice”: William Hoehn Resentenced to 20 Years in Prison

The North Dakota Supreme Court appealed a district judge's previous ruling because they said it didn't match up with Hoehn's previous convictions

FARGO, N.D. — William Hoehn was back at the Cass County Courthouse for resentencing in connection with Savanna Greywind’s kidnapping and murder. This comes after the North Dakota Supreme Court overturned his life sentence. Hoehn may not be spending life in prison but he will spend the next 20 years behind bars, after Judge Tom Olson went with the maximum…

Man on Probation for Murder Arrested for Drunken Driving

McIntosh County State's Attorney Mary DePuydt has filed a petition to revoke Caspers' probation.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A return to prison is possible for a man convicted in a 2010 murder after he was arrested this week for driving while intoxicated. 36-year-old Nicholas Caspers served about 6 years in prison for the death of Paul Varner before he was released on probation in 2017. He pleaded guilty to felony murder in 2011. The state Department of…

Suspect In Fargo Food Truck Murder Case Appears In Court

Kareem Byrd pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder

Kareem Byrd 1/3 Charles Harris III Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. — One of the men accused of murdering a Fargo food truck owner in June is back in court. 20-year-old Kareem Byrd pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. The other suspect in…

Man Accused Of Killing His Parents In Long Prairie Returned To Minnesota From Mexico

Dylan Bennett was booked into jail pending charges of second-degree murder

TODD CO., Minn. — Dylan Bennett, the man wanted for the double murders of his parents in Long Prairie, Minnesota, is back in Todd County. Bennett was booked into jail Monday morning pending charges of second-degree murder. He was arrested Saturday at a hotel in Cancun, Mexico. Barry and Carol Bennett were found dead in their home Tuesday by deputies…

Man Suspected Of Killing Parents In Long Prairie, Minnesota Captured In Mexico

Retired NFL player Barry Bennett and his wife Carol were found dead in their home on Tuesday

TODD CO., Minn. — Authorities have arrested the man wanted for the double murder of his parents in Long Prairie, Minnesota. On Friday, police said it was believed Dylan Bennett had fled to Cancun, Mexico after the murders. His parents, retired NFL player Barry Bennett and his wife Carol, were found dead in their home. Information gathered by the Todd…

Man Changes Murder Plea To Guilty In Drive By Murder At Fargo McDonald’s

A trial set for next month has been cancelled

Miguel Cooley Sr.FARGO, N.D. — A Moorhead man will avoid trial after pleading guilty to a drive by murder in Fargo last September. Miguel Cooley Sr. changed his plea in Cass County District Court. He admitted to shooting and killing 20-year-old Gabriel Perez outside the Main Avenue McDonald’s. A possible relationship between Perez and Cooley’s wife may have been the…

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…

Clearbrook Man Charged With Second-Degree Murder In Stabbing Death

23-year-old Tristan Kilde is accused of killing 37-year-old Natasha Thompson of Rice Lake

CLEARWATER CO., Minn. — A Clearbook, Minnesota man has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a woman August 1. 23-year-old Tristan Kilde is accused of killing 37-year-old Natasha Thompson of Rice Lake. Deputies from Clearwater and Mahnomen counties and officers from the White Earth Police Department found the woman lying outside a home….

Bloomington Man Charged with Fatally Stabbing Wife

Fifty-six-year-old John Lawler is facing a second-degree murder charge and is expected in court Wednesday.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) _ A Bloomington man is charged with fatally stabbing his wife. Fifty-six-year-old John Lawler is facing a second-degree murder charge and is expected in court Wednesday. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says prosecutors are seeking bail of $1 million. A criminal complaint says Lawler and his 47-year-old wife, Darla King, returned to their townhome about 6 p.m….