A Grand Forks man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally stabbing a man last August.

Sahadev Ghalley, 45, appeared for a sentencing hearing in a Grand Forks courtroom Friday morning, Sept. 3. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison with 20 years suspended, as well as five years of supervised probation upon release.

Ghalley was sentenced in accordance with a plea agreement he accepted with the state in March.

According to court documents, Grand Forks Police officers were dispatched to a Grand Forks apartment the night of Aug. 30, 2020. When they entered the apartment, they found Ram Monger of Grand Forks bleeding from apparent stab wounds to his abdomen.

Monger was transported to Altru Hospital, where he was pronounced dead of his injuries at 2:30 a.m. the following morning, Aug. 31.

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Through interviews with witnesses and "gathering of evidence," Ghalley was identified as the assailant, according to police, and he was charged with intentionally murdering another human being.