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Troske bound over for trial in Perleberg shooting

NEW ROCKFORD, N.D. -- A New Rockford man was bound over for trial today on seven charges, including murder, in the September shooting death of Donald "Donnie" Perleberg at a New Rockford wedding dance.

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Attorney Alexander Reichert, left, and Joseph Friedberg, far right, represented David Troske at a preliminary hearing in New Rockford Friday. Troske was bound over for trial on charges of shooting and killing Donnie Perleberg and shooting and wounding Mary Seiler at a wedding dance in New Rockford Sept. 6.

NEW ROCKFORD, N.D. -- A New Rockford man was bound over for trial today on seven charges, including murder, in the September shooting death of Donald “Donnie” Perleberg at a New Rockford wedding dance.

Judge Thomas Merrick ruled there was probable cause to believe David Troske, 51, had committed the crime after a preliminary hearing in Southeast District Court in New Rockford.

Troske entered not guilty pleas to murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and possessing a gun in a bar where alcohol is served.

Troske is accused of shooting and killing Perleberg and shooting and wounding Mary Seiler on Sept. 6 at a wedding dance at the New Rockford Eagles Club.

Eddy County Sheriff Paul Lies testified during the preliminary hearing that Seiler had told him during questioning that Troske came up behind her and Perleberg where they sat at a table with others during the wedding dance. Troske asked Seiler who she was going home with. When she replied “alone,” Troske allegedly pulled a pistol and shot Perleberg in the back of the head and fired two shots into Seiler before sitting down for a drink at the table.

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Troske was arrested at the scene.

No trial date has been set. Troske remains in custody in the Stutsman County Correctional Center on $2 million bail.

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