A man accused of conspiring with his ex-wife to kill her current husband has been found not guilty on all counts against him by a jury in Carlton County. Prosecutors alleged John Edwin Bemis III planned with his former wife, Marie Margaret Majerle, to fatally shooting her estranged husband, Richard Majerle, in January 2013. He survived the gunshot wounds that his wife admitted inflicting.
he representative for a Grand Forks attorney who was accused and then cleared of conspiring to kill a confidential informant said Tuesday he plans to investigate a drug task force now that the key witness in the case has been sentenced to prison. Henry Howe, 73, a longtime criminal defense attorney, was charged in January with murder conspiracy, which was later downgraded to tampering with a witness. A judge threw out the case after Howe’s lawyer, David Thompson, argued that witness Steven Anderson made up the allegations.
A 26-year-old Kenyon man will serve more than 13 years in prison for conspiring to kill the new boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend in May 2012.
A 26-year-old Kenyon man is accused of trying to hire another man to kill the new boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend, according to charges filed Wednesday by the Rice County Attorney’s Office.