Poitra enters plea


April 24, 2023

Nathan Price

Murder suspect Nicholas Poitra (right) looks on as his attorney, Samuel Gereszek, consults with Eddy County State's Attorney Ashley Lies in court on April 13.

On Thursday, April 13 in New Rockford, Nicholas Poitra entered pleas of not guilty to the charges of murder, burglary and terrorizing.

Poitra is accused of killing 30-year-old Troyal Thumb with a short-barreled shotgun at Rindy's Bar in Sheyenne on Feb. 19. He then evaded law enforcement for three days as he briefly became one of North Dakota's most wanted fugitives.

Thursday's hearing in the E...

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