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Poitra rejects plea agreement

The stage for a murder trial has likely been set after Nicholas Poitra, the man accused of murdering 35-year-old Troyal Thumb at Rindy’s Bar in Sheyenne earlier this year, recently rejected a plea agreement.

Eddy County State’s Attorney Ashley Lies said Poitra elected to continue with his pleas of not guilty to the charges against him – which includes Class AA felony murder – during his pretrial c...

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