FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo man has pleaded responsible to killing a 14-year-old lady in a random assault final June.
Arthur Kollie entered an Alford plea Monday in the loss of life of Jupiter Paulsen in Fargo. With the plea, Kollie maintains his innocence, however acknowledges there’s sufficient proof for a conviction.
Charging paperwork say a sanitation employee noticed Kollie assault the lady the morning of June 4 exterior the Party City retailer. The witness informed police he noticed Kollie strangling the sufferer. After Kollie ran from the scene, the employee stated he started life-saving efforts and known as 911.
An post-mortem stated the reason for loss of life was asphyxiation by strangulation sophisticated by a number of sharp-force accidents. The sufferer was stabbed greater than 20 instances, based on courtroom paperwork.
Documents say Kollie informed investigators that he suffers from nervousness, despair and a number of character dysfunction and had used methamphetamine that day, KVLY-TV reported.
Investigators have discovered no proof that Kollie and Paulsen knew one another.
Kollie, 22, initially pleaded not responsible Monday in Cass County District Court to felony counts of homicide, theft and aggravated assault, however later modified that to an Alford plea.
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