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Published August 16, 2012, 02:02 PM

Witness: North Dakota man asked about disposing body in well

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A witness testifying in the case of a Jamestown man accused of killing a Somali immigrant says the woman allegedly tried to dispose the body in his well.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A witness testifying in the case of a Jamestown man accused of killing a Somali immigrant says the woman allegedly tried to dispose the body in his well.

Thirty-four-year-old Leron Howard is charged with murder and criminal conspiracy in the death of 18-year-old Abdi Ali Ahmed. His body was found in a ditch near Spiritwood on April 30, 2011. Authorities say he was beaten and stabbed.

The Jamestown Sun reports that Delmonte Jones testified Thursday that Howard and 22-year-old Janelle Cave came to his home early in the morning of April 30, 2011. Jones says the two asked about Jones' well, saying they had a body to dispose of.

A jury earlier convicted Cave on manslaughter and criminal conspiracy charges. She is serving an 11-year sentence.

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