Sahadev Ghalley pleaded not guilty on Friday, Nov. 13, in Grand Forks to murdering another man with a knife in August.
Ghalley, 44, of Grand Forks, faces up to life in prison without parole if convicted of murder with extreme indifference.
According to court documents, police were dispatched to a Grand Forks apartment at 10 p.m. Aug. 30 for a report of suspicious activity. Inside the apartment, police found Ram Monger, 46, of Grand Forks, bleeding with apparent stab wounds to the abdomen.
Monger was transported to Altru Hospital for treatment. He died of his wounds just after 2:30 a.m. Aug. 31.
A Grand Forks Police Department press release following the incident said that Ghalley and the victim were known to each other.
Details of the investigation are vague. Court documents state that "throughout interviews with witnesses and gathering of evidence it was determined" that Ghalley stabbed Monger multiple times.
Ghalley is next scheduled to appear in court for a final dispositional conference on Feb. 25.