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Published January 31, 2014, 03:24 PM

Grand Forks attorney facing allegations of conspiracy to commit murder is out on bail

Henry Howe, the Grand Forks defense attorney facing allegations of conspiracy to commit murder is out on bail. His bail was set at $100,000 on Thursday.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

Henry Howe, the Grand Forks defense attorney facing allegations of conspiracy to commit murder is out on bail. His bail was set at $100,000 on Thursday.

Howe along with two clients he was representing in Walsh County drug case were arrested Thursday morning. All three men were charged with conspiracy to commit murder. The charges include allegation that Howe discussed with his clients that a key witness in the case needed to be gone at least five days before the trial or else it would look "suspicious".

Long time friend and fellow defense attorney Joel Arnason says he's giving Howe the benefit of the doubt.

Joel Arnason, Howe's friend said, "In order to be convicted of a conspiracy there has to be a plan to commit a crime, so you would have actually had to be making a plan with your client to actually commit this murder."

The witness the three men were allegedly conspiring against was working for the Grand Forks narcotics task force.

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