murders

Isaak appeals Mandan murder convictions

MANDAN, N.D. – A man sentenced to life in prison for killing four people at a North Dakota business is appealing his conviction. An attorney for Chad Isaak argues the man’s conviction should be reversed because of errors during jury selection and violations of Isaak’s right to a public trial. Prosecutors have until July 30 to file a response. A…

Three people dead, suspect in custody in Milbank, S.D.

Brent HansonMILBANK, S.D. (KVRR/KWAT) – A man is in custody in the apparent murders of three people, including an unborn child, in Milbank, S.D. The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation says Milbank police were dispatched to a residence Wednesday to conduct a welfare check.  When they got there, they found two dead people, one of which was a pregnant woman….

Judge says man unfit for trial, mental illness fueled by energy drinks

MINNEAPOLIS – A judge says a Minnesota man accused of killing three family members with a wrench is mentally incompetent to stand trial, citing testimony from doctors about his mental illness intensified by energy drinks. David Ekers is charged with three counts of second-degree murder in last year’s attack in Maple Grove that killed his sister, mother and grandmother. The…

Jurors Hear Opening Statements in Ashley Hunter Double Murder Trial

The defense said the state's timeline won't add up

FARGO, ND– A Fargo double–murder trial has begun with opening statements. Ashley Hunter’s attorney said there are missing pieces to the puzzle. The state took the jury through the events that lead to Ashley Hunter being charged with two counts of murder and one count of arson. The defense said that the timeline is incomplete and police stopped looking for…