From the moment Carl Ericsson, 73, rang his old high school classmate’s doorbell in January, verified the man’s identity and then shot him dead, the question had been what prompted him to confront a man he hadn’t even spoken to in years.
While out of jail on $1 million bail, a man accused of arranging the death of his former son-in-law to get custody of his granddaughter might have attempted to contact the girl, officials said in court Thursday.
The city of Dickinson, N.D., may change its distribution method for pensions. City Administrator Shawn Kessel said several city workers have retired in the past six months, and nearly a dozen more are becoming eligible. He said it might be the most in the city’s history.
The day after his wife’s funeral, Philip Gattuso’s mother-in-law gave him a one-page typed letter apparently signed by his wife. Dated 17 days before his wife, Valerie Gattuso, died March 30, the letter said Valerie wanted her sister, Regan Williams, to parent their toddler-aged daughter because she didn’t like how the Fargo dentist raised his sons from a prior marriage.
A man is in custody in Oklahoma in connection with the slaying of a Fargo dentist, police announced Saturday, crediting tips from the public.
Authorities said formal charges will be filed Monday against the 41-year-old man, who was arrested Saturday morning at his home in Oklahoma City. Cass County prosecutor Birch Burdick said the man may face a number of charges.
Jonathan Knutson and Steve Wagner
, October 31, 2009
Fargo police are investigating a multitude of potential leads in the Philip Gattuso murder case, but haven’t zeroed in on an explanation yet.
“There’s nothing apparent, that’s for sure,” Capt. Tod Dahle said. The case has no “definite focus point,” Dahle said, because it doesn’t appear to be drug-related or a crime of passion, two of the most typical murder motives.
Officials in the southeastern North Dakota town of Casselton are discussing the possibility of a railroad quiet zone. “Quiet zones” involve safety upgrades at street crossings so trains don’t have to blow their horns as they pass. Other cities such as Fargo and Jamestown have or are developing quiet zones.
A suspect was in custody in the slayings of six people, five in southern Tennessee and another about 20 miles away in Huntsville, Ala., authorities said.
, July 18, 2009
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