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Police recommend manslaughter charge in Fargo man's death

FARGO - Police here are recommending prosecutors charge a 20-year-old Fargo man with manslaughter in connection with the early morning July 26 assault that left a Fargo man dead.

FARGO - Police here are recommending prosecutors charge a 20-year-old Fargo man with manslaughter in connection with the early morning July 26 assault that left a Fargo man dead.

Ronald Hammersmith, 47, died after being assaulted around 2 a.m. while walking home from downtown Fargo.

Police Chief Keith Ternes would not identify the suspect today, but said authorities have turned over police reports and other documents related to the case to prosecutors.

Cass County State's Attorney Birch Burdick said he is reviewing the report and has not yet made a decision regarding the case.

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and the Herald are Forum Communications Co.

Related Topics: CASS COUNTY
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