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Borner Conviction Thrown Out by Supreme Court


A man convicted in a Beulah murder case has his conviction thrown out by the North Dakota Supreme Court.

A jury last summer found Cody Borner, of Stanton, and Richard Whitman, of Hazen, guilty of two counts each of conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Mike Padilla of Billings.

Borner argued that the complaint and jury instructions were defective because they accused him of a crime that is not defined in North Dakota law.

The court voted 4-1 to reverse the judgment. Justice Mary Muehlen Maring said in the majority opinion released Thursday that Borner has, in effect, not been charged and prosecutors are able to revisit the case.



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