Murder

Foster parents charged with murder in death of young girl

The Longies were originally charged with assault.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Federal prosecutors have filed new charges against the foster parents of a 5-year-old girl who died on the Spirit Lake Reservation. Forty-four-year-old Erich Longie and 45-year-old Tammy Longie are each charged with first-degree murder in the death of Raven Thompson. Court documents say first responders determined that “resuscitation was futile” when they arrived at the Longie…

Two arrested and charged in Moorhead Murder

Family of Victim Releases Statement

Sundby Erin Sundby StClaire Cameron St. Clair MOORHEAD, Minn.–Two people have been arrested and charged in connection with a murder that occurred on June 3. Thirty-two-year-old Cameron Charles St. Clair and 35-year-old Erin Sundby are currently in custody for the homicide of Richard Stephen. In a complaint submitted to Clay County, St. Clair and Sundby reportedly attacked Stephen and his girlfriend,…

Ex-Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in George Floyd’s death to make 1st court appearance Monday

Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9)–Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will make his first court appearance Monday in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin, a veteran police officer, was seen putting his knee on the back of Floyd’s neck’s as he repeatedly said he could not breathe. Of the four former officers involved in Floyd’s death, Chauvin was the senior most officer and faces…

Fargo Girlfriend Arrested for Murder

Police were called to the fatal stabbing at 3:30 Saturday morning

FARGO, N.D. — A woman is arrested for murder after a fatal stabbing in Fargo. 32-year-old Terin Stately is accused of killing her boyfriend 27-year-old Keanen Poitra. Police say they responded to a disturbance in the 1600 block of 33rd Avenue South in Fargo at 3:30 in the morning Saturday. When officers arrived, they found Poitra with a serious stab…

Suspect in Grand Forks shooting charged with two counts of murder

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The North Dakota States Attorney’s Office has filed eight criminal charges against Salamah Qareed Pendleton related to the shooting death of a Grand Forks Police Officer and another woman. After an investigation, Pendleton has been charged with two counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder, criminal mischief, terrorizing and reckless endangerment. The murder charges carry a maximum…

Suspected Shooter Charged with 5 Felonies Including Murder

The charges were filed on Wednesday.

FARGO, N.D.–The Cass County State’s Attorney has released the list of charges filed against 21-year-old Reng Zechariah Ayong. Ayong was arrested after one person was killed and another injured during a shooting on Tuesday. The State’s Attorney is charging Ayong with five felonies and one misdemeanor. The felonies include murder, conspiracy to commit robbery, reckless endangerment, theft of property and…

Human Remains at Clay County Landfill Identified as Dystynee Avery, Fourth Person Charged in Murder

Avery was last seen on April 3.

DAVID ERNO David Erno Brandon Erbstoesser Brandon Erbstoesser Andrea Payne Avery Murder Andrea Payne Moorhead Murder Ethan Broad dystynee Dystynee Avery MOORHEAD, Minn.–The human remains found in the Clay County Landfill on April 22 have been identified as those of Dystynee Avery. Avery was last seen on April 3. Twenty-seven-year-old Ethan Broad has been charged with second degree murder. Broad…

Family Of Murdered Moorhead Teen Speaks Out Against Suspects

"I will never ever forgive them for what they did to my daughter. They took her life way too soon," Dystynee's Mother Doreen said. 

  MOORHEAD,Minn. — “It’s just mind blowing… it’s just like why? Why would you do that to her,” Dystynee’s Mother Doreen said. Avery’s family is still reeling with the idea the people who may have murdered her daughter were some of the closest people in her life in the F-M area. “I have felt every emotion, I’m not able to…

Moorhead man charged with killing, dismembering missing woman

Friends and family last heard from Dystynee Avery on April 3rd, according to court documents

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Police say a Moorhead man admits to murdering and dismembering a woman who had been missing for weeks. 27-year-old Ethan Broad is charged with second degree murder. According to court documents, Broad says he cut up 19-year-old Dystynee Avery’s body and placed the pieces in dumpsters near his apartment. The complaint says Avery was last heard from…

Complaint Says Moorhead Man Dismembered Murder Victim, Placed Body Parts in Dumpster

If convicted, Broad could face up to 40 years in prison.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Charges have been filed against a Moorhead man in connection with the death of a woman who had been missing since April 3. Twenty-seven-year-old Ethan Broad is charged with second-degree murder without intent while committing a felony. According to court documents, Broad told Moorhead police that he killed 19-year-old Dystynee Avery in self-defense before he dismembered the victim by…