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This is a continuing story and will be updated as new details develop. Keep checking back for the latest information available. Updates from previous days are at the end of this report. Live streaming of the trial is here. Other articles are also available here.

Note: The titles listed for each of the witnesses is the title or job they held on April 1, 2019. The witnesses may have different titles or jobs today.

Friday, August 20

10:39 a.m.: The trial is now concluded.

10:36 a.m.: Judge David Reich has ordered a pre-sentence investigation and opportunities for victim statements, if desired.

10:32 a.m.: The jury’s verdicts: Guilty on all charges. Counts 1 – 4 were for the murders of Lois Cobb, William Cobb, Adam Fuehrer and Robert Fakler. Counts 5 – 7 were for burglary at the RJR building, unlawful entry into William Cobb’s RJR vehicle and unlawful use of the RJR vehicle.

Chad Issak during the reading of the verdicts Friday

10:30 a.m.: Court is in session, Judge David Reich presiding.

Judge David Reich

10:13 a.m.: Judge David Reich is expected to start the proceedings around 10:30 a.m.

9:47 a.m.: The jury in the Chad Isaak trial has reached a verdict. It is estimated it will be about 30 minutes before the jury is brought into the courtroom and all parties are assembled to hear the verdict.

9:15 a.m.: The jury is still deliberating at this time.

8:30 a.m.: The jury in the Chad Isaak trial has resumed deliberations.

8:23 a.m.: The jury will go straight to deliberations this morning at 8:30 a.m. There will not be any brief meeting in the courtroom.

7:30 a.m.: Day 15 in the trial overall is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. The jury began deliberating the case Thursday around 2:00 p.m. and broke for the evening around 5:00 p.m.. After a brief meeting with the judge and attorneys in the courtroom today, the jury will resume its deliberations. The trial started Monday, August 2. Jury selection took two days. Testimony began August 4 and ran through August 18. Closing arguments took place on August 19.


Previous stories

Aug. 19, 2021: Chad Isaak trial: August 19, 2021

Aug. 18, 2021: Chad Isaak trial: August 18, 2021

Aug. 17, 2021: Chad Isaak trial: August 17, 2021

Aug. 16, 2021: Chad Isaak trial: August 16, 2021

Aug. 13, 2021: Chad Isaak trial: August 13, 2021

Aug. 12, 2021: Chad Isaak trial: August 12, 2021

Aug. 11, 2021: Chad Isaak trial: August 11, 2021

Aug. 10, 2021: Chad Isaak trial: August 10, 2021

Aug. 9, 2021: Chad Isaak trial: August 9, 2021

Aug. 6, 2021: Chad Isaak trial: August 6, 2021

Aug. 5, 2021: Chad Isaak trial: August 5, 2021

Aug. 4, 2021: Chad Isaak trial: August 4, 2021

Aug. 3, 2021: Chad Isaak trial: August 3, 2021

Aug. 2, 2021: Chad Isaak trial: August 2, 2021

Aug. 3, 2021: Chad Isaak trial: Meet the cast

Aug. 2, 2021: A look back and a look forward as Chad Isaak’s quadruple homicide trial begins

Aug. 1, 2021: What you need to know before the start of the Chad Isaak trial

July 1, 2021: Chad Isaak trial to be held in Morton County Courthouse

May 11, 2021: Chad Isaak’s murder trial moved to August; Hard words from the judge on further delays

May 7, 2021: Attorney to withdraw, but Chad Isaak trial will move forward

May 5, 2021: Chad Isaak says he may represent himself in the quadruple murder case

May 4, 2021: Prosecutors say Chad Isaak caught on camera at RJR a week before the murders

Apr. 30, 2021: Chad Isaak’s trial in jeopardy after defense attorneys withdraw

Apr. 1, 2021: 2 years later no motive established in slaying of four

Feb. 10, 221: Isaak to appear in plain clothes during trial on 2019 RJR killings

Nov. 13, 2020: Trial of quadruple murder suspect Chad Isaak delayed to June of 2021

Jul. 10, 2020: Judge denies motion to suppress evidence in Chad Isaak’s murder trial

Jul. 2, 2020: Judge denies move of venue in Chad Isaak’s murder trial

Jul. 1, 2020: Mandan quadruple homicide suspect Chad Isaak argues for evidence to be thrown out; change of venue

Apr. 1, 2020: 365 Days Later, RJR Reflects on the Mandan Quadruple Homicide

Jan. 27, 2020: Hearing on venue change, evidence suppression in Chad Isaak murder case delayed to May

Dec. 3, 2019: Trial for Man Accused of Murdering Four People Moved Back 6 Months

Dec. 12, 2019: Change of Judge in Chad Isaak case

Dec. 11, 2019: Chad Isaak wants a new Judge

Nov. 14, 2019: Chad Isaak asks for suppression of evidence, change of venue

Nov. 13, 2019: Man charged in Mandan killings challenges search warrants

Aug. 9, 2019: Accused murderer Chad Isaak pleads Not Guilty

Jun. 10, 2019: Police look to Facebook, bank records in Mandan murders

Jun 6, 2019: McLean County Sheriff’s Dept. was Key in Solving Mandan Murders

May 9, 2019: Hearing Moved 3 Months in Mandan Quadruple Homicide Case

Apr. 19, 2019: RJR seeks normalcy in wake of 4 killings

Apr. 17, 2019: Co-owner of business where 4 slain says she has no clue why

Apr. 12, 2019: Mandan homicide suspect to appear in court in May

Apr. 7, 2019: Local business increases safety measures after RJR Murders

Apr. 6, 2019: Tonight, We Remember the Victims

Apr. 5, 2019: Continuing Coverage: First court appearance for Chad Isaak

Apr. 5, 2019: Official Charges Filed Against Mandan Murder Suspect

Apr. 5, 2019: Mandan Police announce suspect arrest in Thursday night Press Conference

Apr. 5, 2019: McLean County Sheriff’s Office helps identify suspects vehicle

Apr. 5, 2019: Washburn woman says she used murder suspect as her chiropractor for years

Apr. 5, 2019: Washburn resident reacts to murder suspect living in the community

Apr. 5, 2019: Washburn Residents Share What Little They Know of Chad Isaak

Apr. 5, 2019: Local Business Hold Fundraiser for Families of Quadruple Homicide Victims

Apr. 5, 2019: Mandan Police release statement following Chad Isaak arrest

Apr. 5, 2019: Washburn man arrested for 4 counts of AA felony murder

Apr. 5, 2019: Timeline: Mandan Quadruple Murder Investigation

Apr. 4, 2019: The Anguish of Loss: Cobb Daughters Speak Out

Apr. 4, 2019: What We Know and Don’t Know About the Mandan Mass Murder

Apr. 3, 2019: Mandan Police search field near Memorial Highway

Apr. 3, 2019: Investigation continues into the quadruple homicide in Mandan

Apr. 3, 2019: Residents speak out on the quadruple homicide in Mandan

Apr. 3, 2019: Quadruple Homicide Victims Identified, Still No Suspects in Custody

Apr. 2, 2019: Mandan Police update investigation into quadruple homicide

Apr. 1, 2019: The latest on the investigation into bodies found in Mandan Monday morning

Apr. 1, 2019: Mandan Police investigating bodies found

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