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David Samson / Forum News Service Gene Kirkpatrick, convicted of conspiring to have his dentist son-in-law killed for custody of his 3-year-old granddaughter, asked for a new trial on Thursday at the Cass County Courthouse in Fargo.

Kirkpatrick wants murder conviction thrown out

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FARGO — An Oklahoma grandfather convicted of hiring his handyman to kill a Fargo dentist five years ago is asking a judge to throw out his conviction, claiming he got bad advice from an attorney he sold all his possessions to be able to afford.


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