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Published September 08, 2011, 04:48 PM

Sentencing Set for Pembina Man Convicted of Murder

PEMBINA, ND (WDAZ-TV) - The sentencing date for a Pembina man convicted of murder has been set. Miguel Medina-Romero will be sentenced on October 18 at 1:30 p.m.

By: WDAZ Staff Report,

PEMBINA, ND (WDAZ-TV) - The sentencing date for a Pembina man convicted of murder has been set.

Miguel Medina-Romero will be sentenced on October 18 at 1:30 p.m.

Medina-Romero was found guilty of shooting 19-year-old B.J. Kalis outside a home in Pembina in October of last year. Authorities had said Medina-Romero had called 911 claiming he shot an intruder in self-defense.

He was acquitted of tampering with physical evidence. Medina-Romero had pleaded not guilty on all counts according to the North Dakota courts website.

Medina-Romero was found guilty of murder, unlawful possession/manufacture of a controlled substance (cocaine) and manufacture, deliver, or possession with intent.

Murder and manufacture of a controlled substance are Class A felonies and are each punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

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