18 year old East Grand Forks man charged with Murder(WDAY TV) - Prosecutors have charged an 18 year old east Grand Forks man with murder.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Prosecutors have charged an 18 year old East Grand Forks man with murder. He's accused of supplying the drugs that killed a Park Rapids teen.
Adam Budge of East Grand Forks faces charges of third degree murder, second degree manslaughter, and controlled substance charges. He's accused of supplying the synthetic hallucinogens that lead to the death of 17 year old Elijah Stai in East Grand Forks.
Authorities say the drug was mixed into a candybar. A criminal complaint shows, Budge's father called 911 at 1:30 last Wednesday saying Stai wasn't breathing.
Stai was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks and diagnosed with severe brain injury after going to cardiac arrest. He died on Friday.