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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Jamestown woman convicted in killing is appealing sentence

  • JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A Jamestown woman serving 11 years in prison for a killing a year ago is appealing her conviction.


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  • JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A Jamestown woman serving 11 years in prison for a killing a year ago is appealing her conviction.
    A jury in February convicted 22-year-old Janelle Cave on manslaughter and criminal conspiracy charges but acquitted her of murder in the April 2011 death of 18-year-old Abdi Ali Ahmed.
    He was beaten and stabbed and his body dumped in a ditch near Spiritwood.
    The Jamestown Sun reports that Cave's appeal was filed Tuesday in Southeast District Court. Stutsman County State's Attorney Fritz Fremgen says it was expected.
    Thirty-four-year-old Leron Howard of Jamestown is charged with murdering Ahmed. He is to stand trial in mid-August.

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