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.
10:30 a.m.: Court is in session, Judge David Reich presiding.
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.
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
July 1, 2021: Chad Isaak trial to be held in Morton County Courthouse
Apr. 1, 2021: 2 years later no motive established in slaying of four
Jul. 2, 2020: Judge denies move of venue in Chad Isaak’s murder trial
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
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. 6, 2019: Tonight, We Remember the Victims
Apr. 5, 2019: Official Charges Filed Against Mandan Murder Suspect
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. 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: Residents speak out on the quadruple homicide in Mandan
Apr. 1, 2019: Mandan Police investigating bodies found