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Fargo man sentenced to 80 years for shooting 2 officers in Wisconsin

WAUKESHA, Wis. (KVRR-KFGO) – A Fargo man convicted of shooting two police officers in Wisconsin in 2020 will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. A judge in Waukesha County on Monday added another 80 years to the 50-year sentence Nathanael Benton is already serving for trying to kill an inmate in jail with a sharpened toothbrush. Defense…

Five-year prison term ordered in child starvation death

BISMARCK, N.D. – A North Dakota woman accused of allowing an infant in her care to starve to death two years ago has been sentenced to five years in prison. Twenty-seven-year-old Paige Howling Wolf, of Parshall, pleaded guilty in December to charges of involuntary manslaughter and three counts of child neglect in an agreement with prosecutors. Law enforcement and medical…

Horace man sentenced for series of business burglaries

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – A Horace, North Dakota man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a series business burglaries in West Fargo and elsewhere in Cass County. A district judge sentenced 24-year-old Shelby Whitt after he pleaded guilty to 20 burglaries. The break-ins took place over several months. Whitt was arrested in March. Assistant Cass County State’s Attorney…

Former police officer Kim Potter to spend 16 months in prison

Kim Potter MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) – Former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police officer Kim Potter has been sentenced to two years in prison for the death of Daunte Wright, who was shot when Potter mistakenly thought she was using a taser. Potter was convicted in December of first and second-degree manslaughter in the April 11 killing of Wright. Under Minnesota law, defendants…

Moorhead man sentenced for participating in Jan. 6 attack at U.S Capitol

Jordan Stotts in Capitol Jordan Stotts tweet WASHINGTON (KVRR) – A federal judge has sentenced a Moorhead man to two years’ probation after pleading guilty to charges connected to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, 31-year-old Jordan Stotts pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a…

Fargo woman sentenced to 7 years for killing boyfriend

FARGO, N.D. – A Fargo woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for fatally stabbing her boyfriend. Thirty-four-year-old Terin Stately had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter in an agreement with prosecutors after she was initially charged with murder. Stately told the judge in Cass County District Court that she did not intend to kill 27-year-old Keanen Poitra at…

Noor to be resentenced in Justine Damond shooting on Oct. 21

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor will be resentenced on Oct. 21 for second-degree manslaughter in the deadly 2017 shooting death of Justine Damond. Noor initally was found guilty of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Damond’s death and sentenced to over 12 years in prison. But, last month the Minnesota Supreme Court tossed out Noor’s…

Belcourt man sentenced for sexual abuse of a child

FARGO (KVRR) – A Belcourt, N.D. man has been sentenced to 36 1/2 years in prison for sexually assaulting an 11 year-old. Forty-year-old Adam Jason Poitra was charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a minor. Federal prosecutors say Poitra sexually abused the child “countless times” between September, 2017 and May, 2018. U.S. District Court Judge Peter Welte also sentenced Poitra…

Moorhead mosque vandal sentenced, released from jail

Ellison on mosque Mosque clean up Benjamin Enderle MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A man who pleaded guilty to vandalizing a Moorhead mosque has been sentenced to a year and a day in jail. Clay County Attorney Brian Melton says 22-year-old Benjamin Enderle was released Friday after serving 95 days.  The remainder of the Enderle’s sentence will be suspended for five…

Two sentenced in North Dakota construction fraud scheme

WASHBURN, N.D. – Two men accused in a construction fraud scheme in McLean County have each been sentenced to 15 months in prison and have paid more than $700,000 in restitution. Fifty-six-year-old Bartley Gorman Jr. and 27-year-old Sean Gorman, both of Minot, pleaded guilty to criminal charges, including exploitation of a vulnerable adult and construction fraud. An affidavit filed in…