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Published May 24, 2012, 12:17 PM

Jamestown woman files appeal of manslaughter conviction

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A Jamestown woman serving 11 years in prison for a killing a year ago is appealing her conviction.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A Jamestown woman serving 11 years in prison for a killing a year ago is appealing her conviction.

A jury in February convicted 22 year-old Janelle Cave on manslaughter and criminal conspiracy charges but acquitted her of murder in the April 2011 death of 18-year-old Abdi Ali Ahmed. He was beaten and stabbed and his body dumped in a ditch near Spiritwood.

The Jamestown Sun reports that Cave's appeal was filed Tuesday in Southeast District Court. Stutsman County State's Attorney Fritz Fremgen says it was expected.

Thirty-four-year-old Leron Howard of Jamestown is charged with murdering Ahmed. He is to stand trial in mid-August.

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