Murder

Ponsford Man Makes Plea in Fargo Woman’s Murder

The 23-year-old Ponsford, Minnesota man killed 40-year-old Cory Terlecky in her south Fargo townhouse in May 2016.

  FARGO, N.D. — The man accused of raping and killing a Fargo woman last May has pleaded guilty to her murder in a plea deal. A gross sexual imposition charge against Landon Lauwagie was dropped. The 23-year-old Ponsford, Minnesota man killed 40-year-old Cory Terlecky in her south Fargo townhouse in May 2016. Lauwagie fled the area after the murder and…

Shaw Convicted of Murder for Second Time

Shaw was found guilty of murder and burglary after the jury deliberated for less than an hour

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For the second time, a jury in Grand Forks has found Delvin Shaw guilty of the 2014 murder of Jose Lopez. Shaw was found guilty of murder and burglary after the jury deliberated for less than an hour. In 2015, a jury convicted Shaw of the crime but the state Supreme Court overturned the verdict…

Fergus Falls Jury Deliberates Over Sanity of War Veteran who Killed His Father

They did not convict him of first-degree murder since they didn't believe the crime was premeditated

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The second phase of a trial for a man just convicted of killing his father is underway in Fergus Falls. A jury is considering whether 29-year-old Dustin Defiel was suffering from mental illness when he shot and killed his father, Rick, at his parent’s house last June. On Friday, they found Defiel guilty of second-degree…

Grand Forks Woman Makes Plea in Drug Trafficking Murder

Authorities say the drug ring distributed mass quantities of meth in North Dakota and Minnesota

Krystal FeistGRAND FORKS, N.D. — A woman accused of killing a man over a drug deal has pleaded guilty in federal court. Krystal Feist, 32, admitted guilt in three counts, including murder in furtherance of a drug trafficking conspiracy. Authorities say Feist shot 24-year-old Austin Forsman in March 2016 while he sat in a vehicle at Flying J in Grand Forks….

Six Facing Charges in Deadly Sioux Falls Crash

Six are facing charges in the death of teen

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — There are now six people facing charges in a deadly car crash in Sioux Falls. One teen is charged with murder and now police say his parents have been arrested after they tried to allegedly cover it up. Police say Joseph and Vicki Lingor, the parents of Alexander Lingor, 16, the teen charged with second degree…

Sioux Falls Teen Charged with Murder in Drug Deal Double-Cross

Police say three minors in the car stole some marijuana during a drug deal and were chased by a pickup

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Police say a drug deal involving teens led to a fatal crash in Sioux Falls. Kareem Cisse, 15, was killed when the car in which he was a passenger slammed into a tree Wednesday. Police say three minors in the car stole some marijuana during a drug deal and were chased by a pickup driven…

Spirit Lake Man Sentenced for 2016 Murder

Thundershield was convicted of second-degree murder and three assault charges

A man convicted of fatally stabbing another man and injuring his nephew on the Spirit Lake Reservation last spring has been sentenced to life in prison. Dallas Thundershield, 36, was found guilty of killing Richard Demarce Sr. and injuring Elvis Demarce in an April 2016 fight. It began while the three were driving around with Thundershield’s girlfriend. A jury in…

Two Teens Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Rapid City Gas Station Employee

Police say the teens have been charged with murder and robbery

Two teens arrested in the stabbing of a Rapid City gas station clerk have been charged with murder and robbery. Carlos Quevedo, 17, of Rapid City, was charged as an adult with first- and second-degree murder and robbery. Cody Grady, 19,of Rapid City, has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery. Police say they went into a Loaf N’ Jug…

21 Years Later, a West Fargo Family is Still Dealing with the Murder of Cherryl Tendeland

Appearing in court for the first time in three years the family shares their feelings about Friday's court ruling

Convicted murderer Barry Garcia appeared in court appealing his life sentence. The family of his victim was in the courtroom and spoke with us after the decision. “The defendant’s summary for disposition is denied,” said District Judge Wade L. Webb. After almost a year of delays, the Tendeland family finally hears the answer they’ve been hoping for. The man convicted…

Barry Garcia Appeal Denied

After appealing for a resentencing Garcia will not be granted resentencing

Barry Garcia, the man convicted of murdering a West Fargo woman in 1995 argued his case in Cass County Court for an appeal hearing. Garcia was trying to be re–sentenced with consideration for recent Supreme Court rulings on sentencing a minor to life in prison without parole. Garcia’s lawyer argued because of rulings such as Miller vs Alabama, which removed…