YEAR IN REVIEW: Top Court StoriesFrom a Manvel man accused of killing his brother to a former Grand Forks stockbroker facing charges for defrauding people in Walsh County out of nearly $3.5 million, 2010 has been an eventful year in area courtrooms.
For the next three days we'll be taking a look back at some of the stories that made major area headlines. We start with stories from the courtroom.
From a Manvel man accused of killing his brother to a former Grand Forks stockbroker facing charges for defrauding people in Walsh County out of nearly $3.5 million, 2010 has been an eventful year in area courtrooms.
The year started off with a Grand Forks man being charged with a string of armed robberies in the area. Kyle Pederson is serving 5 years in prison for the 8 robberies, most of which took place in Grand Forks.
In May, a former UND student body president, Adam Baker, was assaulted at a St. Michael, MN bar. Baker was unconscious, in the hospital, until he died earlier this month.
The body of a Manvel, ND man, 59-year-old Donald Chisholm, was found west of the town in July. His brother, Rodney Chisholm, is charged with his murder. Also in May, a former Grand Forks stockbroker was charged with defrauding Walsh County residents out of nearly 3 and a half million dollars. Ross Haugen is facing more than 30 charges.
In June, police say Celso Garza of East Grand Forks had been drinking when he ran a red light and hit a car, killing 19-year-old Tasha Brenno and 21-year-old James Freestone, both of Grand Forks. Two others were injured.
19-year-old Bryon Kalis of Walhalla was shot to death in October. 24-year-old Miguel Medina-Romero of Pembina is charged with the murder.
Another murder happened in November. This time in Redby, MN. Police are still looking for the suspect, Donald Clark, who's considered to be armed and dangerous.