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Finley Woman Held on Suspicion of Murder


A Finley woman is in custody on suspicion of her husband's murder.

The body of 66-year-old Lyle Midstokke was found Monday morning -- after local authorities received a 911 call of a dead body at the victim's address.

Sherry -- the victim's wife who made the 911 call and after further investigation of the body -- she was arrested for suspicion of her husband's murder.

Sherry's bail has been set at 500 thousand dollars.

She is currently being held in cass county jail.

Steele County Sheriff Wayne Beckman says there is no history of domestic violence between the couple.

Lyle's body has been sent to Grand Forks for an autopsy -- officers are expecting the results within the next 5 days -- and charges for homicide are expected to be filed today.

The news of this incident has shocked many residents in the town.

"Very shocking for this town, very shocking, its affecting everybody, not just Finley but the surrounding area.

Sherry's next court date has not been set.

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