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Published November 14, 2012, 11:14 AM

Jamestown man convicted of murder gets life

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A Jamestown man convicted of killing a Somali immigrant has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A Jamestown man convicted of killing a Somali immigrant has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

KOVC radio reports that Judge Thomas Merrick sentenced 35-year-old Leron Howard on Wednesday. A jury in August found Howard guilty of murder and criminal conspiracy in the April 2011 death of 18-year-old Abdi Ali Ahmed.

Ahmed was found dead in a road ditch near Spiritwood. Authorities say he had a head wound and stab wounds to his abdomen.

Twenty-two-year-old Janelle Cave was sentenced earlier to 11 years in prison in the killing. She was convicted in February on manslaughter and criminal conspiracy charges.

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