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Published January 23, 2013, 08:59 AM

Trial set for man accused in Minot shooting deaths

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Jury selection is to get under way in the trial of a Somali man accused of killing the mother of his child and three other people in Minot two years ago.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Jury selection is to get under way in the trial of a Somali man accused of killing the mother of his child and three other people in Minot two years ago.

Twenty-eight-year-old Omar Mohamed Kalmio has pleaded not guilty to murder in the shooting deaths of 19-year-old Sabrina Zephier and her brother, mother and her mother's boyfriend. His trial is scheduled to begin Wednesday at the Ward County Courthouse in Minot.

Sabrina Zephier's body was found in her home on Jan. 28, 2011. The baby was unharmed. The bodies of the others were found the same day in another home.

Kalmio is a Somali national who says he is in the U.S. under political asylum. Authorities say he had been working at an oil rig site near Williston.

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