WDAY.com

WDAZ: Your Home Team

Published November 02, 2009, 10:55 PM

POLICE ARREST FATHER-IN-LAW IN FARGO MURDER

Police have announced they've made a second arrest in Philip Gattuso's murder.

Police have announced they've made a second arrest in Philip Gattuso's murder.

And it's Gattuso's father-in-law.

63-year-old Gene Kirkpatrick is Gattuso's late wife's father.

He's now charged with conspiracy to commit murder and burglary.

Gattuso was found dead in his ransacked home in south Fargo a week ago Monday.

Authorities say Kirkpatrick hired Michael Nakvinda to drive to North Dakota and beat up or kill Gattuso because he didn't like the way he was raising his granddaughter.

Nakvinda was arrested over the weekend for the murder.

He was a handyman for Kirkpatrick.

Kirkpatrick agreed to pay Nakvinda three thousand dollars... and promised more money.

Nakvinda could be extradited to North Dakota as soon as next week.

Tags: