SAMUEL TRAUT

State Supreme Court Rules Against Convicted Fargo Murderer Ashley Hunter

Hunter was found guilty in the stabbing death of Clarence Flowers and the hammer-killing of Samuel Traut

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Supreme Court rules that the double murder conviction of a Fargo man will stand. Ashley Hunter was found guilty in the stabbing death of Clarence Flowers and the hammer-killing of Samuel Traut three years ago. Hunter was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He was also convicted of arson for setting fire to…

Ashley Hunter Sentenced to Two Life Terms in Prison Without Parole

Samuel Traut's family gave speeches to the court

FARGO, ND — The question “do you have any siblings” is one Sally Traut will never answer the same. “What do I say? Do I say I don’t have any siblings just to simplify it? Do I say ‘one’ and just move on, making them think I don’t particularly enjoy my sibling,” Sally said. For Sally’s mother MaryAnn, it’s hard…

The Ashley Hunter Trial: Hunter Found Guilty for 2015 Double Murders, Arson in Fargo

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  FARGO, ND — Fargo man Ashley Hunter has been found guilty in the murders of Clarence Flowers and Samuel Traut and for trying to set Traut’s home on fire. The jury took just under three hours to deliberate and go over the evidence in the case before handing in their verdict. KVRR Local News has been following this case…

Ashley Hunter Trial: Defense Says Neighbor’s Testimony Doesn’t Add Up

Sorensen said she saw an African-American man walk up to the door and heard a loud struggle inside the home before the alarms went off

FARGO, ND — A neighbor to the second alleged murder victim of Ashley Hunter described her experience during the night it all happened. But defense attorneys say her testimony does not add up. Debra Sorensen said she heard smoke alarms go off next door just after midnight. When the alarms didn’t stop, she called 911. “911, what’s your emergency?” asked…

Fargo Man Accused of Two Murders Appears in Court

Ashley Hunter attended a pre-trial conference

  FARGO, ND — A man charged with killing two men in Fargo was back in court. Ashley Hunter attended a pre-trial conference. Lawyers from both sides were briefed on the rules moving forward in the trial, which is scheduled to begin on Monday and is expected to last two weeks. Attorneys agreed to last minute stipulations such as allowing…