The Vault

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Part 4: Murder in Room 30 - The Killing of Marie Wick

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After years of research, interviews and a boastful confession by another man, the new lead prosecutor fights to make sure justice is finally served in the death of Marie Wick and conviction of William Gummer.

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Part 3: Murder in Room 30 - The Killing of Marie Wick

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Gummer gives an interview as he’s heading into prison. He doesn’t think he’ll be there long. But he is there for 22 years.

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Part 2: Murder in Room 30 - The Killing of Marie Wick

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The trial and conviction of William Gummer. He always maintained his innocence, but why did officials think he was guilty? 

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Part 1: Murder in Room 30 - The Killing of Marie Wick

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A four-part podcast by Forum Communications, Tracy Briggs and "The Vault"

This month marks the 100th anniversary of one of Fargo’s most notorious and sensational murders. On June 6, 1921, 18-year-old Marie Wick left her small family farm outside Grygla, MInn to visit relatives in North Dakota. 

But her overnight stay in "the big city" of Fargo, North Dakota turned deadly. She was found dead the next morning (June 7) in her hotel room. 

Police soon found the man they believed committed the brutal attack and he was eventually found guility and sentenced to life in prison. But did they make a mistake? 

Twenty-two years later, with a change of prosecutors, the answer might be "yes," as defense attornies and prosectuors fight to right a wrong and free an innocent man. But if the man convicted didn't do it, who did? And will justice ever be served?

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Part 4: The Turtle Lake Murders

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Whatever happened to baby Emma, the only survivor of her murdered family? The Turtle Lake Murders — Episode #4

https://www.fccnn.com/the-vault/6983096-Whatever-happened-to-baby-Emma-the-only-survivor-of-her-murdered-family-The-Turtle-Lake-Murders-%E2%80%94-Episode-4

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About the Podcast

Join us as we delve into the news vault for a fresh look at the cold cases, crime & mysteries of our communities.

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Tracy Briggs is a News, Lifestyle and History reporter with Forum Communications. Tracy began her career as a broadcast journalist - producing, reporting and anchoring the news at WDAY-TV. The love of history stories started then when Tracy did a yearlong series on North Dakota's Centennial in 1989 and another yearlong series, "Our Century" in 1999 about the biggest 20th century news in our region. The following year, the series "Our People" covered notable people in our communities.