It’s certainly not the trial of the century, but it is one that makes you shake your head and wash your hands. And it’s happening (reg. req.) in the relative anonymity of Devils Lake, N.D.
Aron Nichols, of Fargo, and his fiancée are accused of shooting Donald and Alice Willey in their country home last year, then setting their house ablaze.
The Willey’s were the parents of the man with whom the fiancee had a daughter — now 8 — and she allegedly didn’t want them to have visitation rights.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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