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Belgarde sentenced to 27 years in prison for second-degree murder and arson

United States Attorney Mac Schneider, District of North Dakota, announced that Cody James Belgarde, age 37, from St. Michael, N.D., was sentenced by Chief Judge Peter D. Welte to 327 months in prison following conviction at trial on 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 h...

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