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Published November 05, 2009, 09:46 PM

Man Accused in Fargo Dentist Slaying Brought to Fargo

Cass County deputies drove Michael Nakvinda from Oklahoma after his arrest last weekend.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The man accused of killing a Fargo dentist in a murder-for-hire scheme has been brought to the city where he will face charges.

Cass County deputies drove Michael Nakvinda from Oklahoma after his arrest last weekend. Officials said the 41-year-old Nakvinda arrived at the Fargo jail early Thursday night. State's Attorney Birch Burdick said Nakvinda is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. Friday.

He is charged with murder, robbery, burglary and theft in the beating death of Philip Gattuso late last month.

Gattuso's father-in-law, 63-year-old Gene Kirkpatrick of the Oklahoma City area, has refused to waive extradition. He faces conspiracy charges.

Authorities say Kirkpatrick hired Nakvinda, who was his handyman, to kill Gattuso because he did not like the way Gattuso was raising his granddaughter after her mother died.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, http://kfgo.com

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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