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Published June 07, 2012, 09:51 PM

Man accused of killing Bismarck police officer to enter Alford plea

Bismarck, ND (WDAY TV) - The attorney for a man accused of killing a Bismarck police officer says his client is set to admit in court that there's enough evidence to convict him of murder.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Bismarck, ND (WDAY TV) - The attorney for a man accused of killing a Bismarck police officer says his client is set to admit in court that there's enough evidence to convict him of murder.

Fifty-two year-old Steven Bannister was to stand trial in the death of police Sgt. Steve Kenner. He was responding to a domestic disturbance. It was the first line-of-duty law-enforcement death in the city's history.

Bannister's attorney will enter an Alford plea in which a defendant admits there's enough evidence for a conviction but doesn't admit guilt. Bannister's attorney says Bannister had a stroke and has little memory of the incident.

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