Jamestown woman files appeal of manslaughter convictionJAMESTOWN, 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.