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Trial Moved in Williston Rancher Murder Case

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 The trial of a man accused of conspiring to kill a Williston rancher has been delayed - and moved.

Ryan Stensaker is facing Class Double A-Felony charge of conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the shooting death of Jack Sjol in April of last year.

His trial was scheduled to start next week in Williston, but today, Judge David Nelson ruled that because of publicity surrounding the case, the trial will be held in Ellendale - in Dickey County starting on December 9th.

Stensaker faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if he's convicted.

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