ND woman pleads not guilty in Spiritwood killingJAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A Jamestown woman accused of killing a Somali refugee pleaded not guilty Monday in Southeast District Court.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A Jamestown woman accused of killing a Somali refugee pleaded not guilty Monday in Southeast District Court.
Twenty-two-year-old Janelle Cave is charged with murder and conspiracy in the death of 18-year-old Abdi Ali Ahmed, whose body was found in a ditch near the small southeast North Dakota town of Spiritwood on April 30.
Authorities say Ahmed died of a head injury, and had stab wounds to his abdomen and rib cage.
Another suspect in the case, 34-year-old Leron Howard, of Jamestown, pleaded not guilty last week.
The Jamestown Sun reports that Cave and Howard are each being held on $450,000 bond. A trial date has not been set.
The charges carry a maximum penalty of life in prison without parole.