A Bismarck man accused of beating his wife to death in front of her 3-year-old son has pleaded not guilty to murder.
Twenty-seven-year-old Derek Bollinger also has pleaded not guilty to felony abuse or neglect of a child, for allegedly leaving his stepson alone in the home after the mid-March incident.
A man accused of hiding a shotgun in the Grand Forks Herald newspaper building has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Twenty-three-year-old Philip Manaigre was set to plead guilty on Monday, but the judge said he needed more time to review Manaigre’s psychological and chemical dependency evaluations before deciding whether to approve the plea deal.
Under its terms, Manaigre would plead guilty to reckless endangerment and serve a three-month jail sentence and 18 months of supervised probation.
A Dunseith man accused of killing one daughter and abusing another has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in which he will avoid life in prison.
Twenty-four-year-old James Haggerty was indicted earlier on five charges including second-degree murder in the March death of his 3-month-old daughter. Authorities allege he threw, squeezed and shook the child.
Plaxico Burress’ decision to plead guilty to a weapons charge and accept two years in prison surprised his former New York Giants teammates and left at least one claiming the Super Bowl star was punished too severely.
A potential medical school student facing underage drinking charges, a businessman who agrees to repay missing money.
The cases are examples of possible uses of a new state court rule under which some criminal cases can be settled without a plea if the judge, the defendant and attorneys agree.
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