Case goes to jury in rape trial of ND surgeonThe case of a Fargo surgeon accused of drugging and raping his wife has reached a jury.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The case of a Fargo surgeon accused of drugging and raping his wife has reached a jury.
Dr. Jon Norberg has pleaded not guilty to gross sexual imposition and reckless endangerment. He's accused of injecting Alonna Norberg with the anesthetic propofol and having sex with her against her will.
Prosecutor Gary Euren (yur-REEN’) told jurors in his closing argument Tuesday that Alonna Norberg was unconscious and did not have the ability to give consent.
Said Euren, “It's about Alonna Norberg being drugged with propofol and Dr. Jon Norberg having sexual intercourse with her in various forms. That's the case.”
Defense attorney Robert Hoy said in his closing there's no evidence to support the state's allegations and Alonna Norberg is not credible.
Said Hoy to jurors, “Do you believe Alonna Norberg?”