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N.D. Supreme Court to hear Lail's appeal

 

November 4, 2019

Alexander Lail of New Rockford has filed an appeal with the North Dakota Supreme Court on his 2018 attempted murder conviction. On Aug. 1, 2018, Lail was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder for allegedly offering to pay two separate individuals to murder his then-wife and a former employee.

At trial, Lail argued that his actions did not constitute a substantial step toward the commission of the alleged crime. The jury disagreed and found Lail guilty of two counts of attempted murder.

On appeal, Lail continues to argue that his actions did not constitute a substantial step toward...



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