NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE

Semi Driver Charged with Negligent Homicide in Fatal Crash

The semi driver told a witness he knew his brakes were not working properly.

Watford City, N.D.–The driver of a semi involved in a fatal crash near the Missouri River last fall has been charged with negligent homicide. Authorities say James Whitcomb was driving on Highway 85 last October when he crashed into a pickup truck, pushing it into another vehicle and killing Terry Lynn. A criminal complaint says Whitcomb told a witness at…

Western North Dakota Man Accused Of Killing His Baby

James Miller Jr. was arrested last week for negligent homicide and child neglect

MCKENZIE COUNTY, ND — An Arnegard, North Dakota man is charged in the death of his 7-month-old child in August. James Miller Jr. was arrested last week for negligent homicide and child neglect. His bond has been set at $50,000 cash. The baby’s grandparents, James Miller Sr. and Vicki Miller, also face felony child neglect counts. All three family members…

Man Charged in Death of Baby Reaches Plea Deal To Amended Charges

Spencer Foner has pleaded guilty to a charge of negligent homicide

FARGO, ND — A West Fargo man has reached a plea deal in the drowning death of his 8-month-old baby. Spencer Foner has pleaded guilty to a charge of negligent homicide. He had been charged in the spring with manslaughter and child neglect. The child neglect charge was dismissed. A sentencing date has not yet been set. West Fargo police say…

Darren Patterson Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Deadly HoDo Fight

Patterson mortally wounded Jamie Grant in fight outside Hotel Donaldson in May 2017

FARGO, N.D. — In May of 2017, the Grant family lost a husband and father. The family watched as the judge handed Darren Patterson, the man who fatally assaulted Jamie Grant in a fight outside the Hotel Donaldson, an 18–month sentence for negligent homicide and aggravated assault. “Knowing a plea bargain was made for this crime exacerbates the nightmare. 18…

Florida Woman Charged After Woman Loses Baby In Interstate Crash

Claudia Grace of The Villages, Florida is charged in Traill County with negligent homicide

TRAILL COUNTY, N.D. — A Florida woman has been charged after an unborn child died last week after a crash on I-29. 75-year-old Claudia Grace of The Villages, Florida is charged in Traill County with negligent homicide and aggravated reckless driving. The highway patrol say Grace struck the rear passenger side of a pickup and caused it to roll. 24-year-old…

Sentencing Set For Brawl Outside HoDo

In a deal with prosecutors, Darren Patterson pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of James Grant outside the HoDo.

Darren PattersonA former Fargo man will be sentenced on August 16, 2018 for his role in a fatal brawl outside the HoDo in downtown Fargo last May. In a deal last week with prosecutors, Darren Patterson pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of James Grant. Patterson also entered an Alford plea on one count of aggravated assault, meaning he doesn’t admit…

Man Sentenced For Fatal Motorcycle Crash Last September

A criminal vehicular homicide charged was dropped

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. — A Larimore man has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the drunk driving death of a motorcyclist last September. A judge has sentenced Paul Lilja to 5 years behind bars and 2 years of probation. But due to a plea deal, he will only have to serve one year of that sentence at the Grand…

Fargo Man Sentenced in Wife’s Huffing Death

Brent Glarum pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless endangerment

  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — A Fargo man is going to jail for six months for his role in his wife’s huffing death. In a plea deal, Brent Glarum pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment. Charges of negligent homicide and violating an order for protection were dropped. Glarum was accused of providing the cans of compressed air that the couple huffed…