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Belgarde of St. Michael, N.D. convicted of second-degree murder and arson

United States Attorney Mac Schneider, District of North Dakota, announced that Cody James Belgarde, age 36, from St. Michael, N.D., was found guilty of the charges of second-degree murder and arson.

In January of 2021, Belgarde shot and killed a boy who was two weeks past his 17th birthday. Belgarde then set fire to the house where the murder took place. After eight days of trial and over thirty w...