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Published January 24, 2013, 08:54 AM

North Dakota Supreme Court rules in 3 high-profile cases

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld convictions in three high-profile cases.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld convictions in three high-profile cases.

Justices upheld the attempted murder conviction of Vicente Chacano, who brandished a gun in a Hettinger courtroom and unsuccessfully tried to fire it after being convicted in a child molestation case in February 2011.

In the case of a Mandan woman convicted of having sex with a pre-teen boy numerous times over a span of 1 ½ years, the court ruled the verdict against Jenelle Chase was supported by substantial evidence.

The Supreme Court also upheld the aggravated assault conviction of West Fargo landlord Alois Vetter, who was convicted of running over an ex-tenant with his Hummer in February 2011. The 75-year-old Vetter was sentenced to two years in prison but has been free on appeal.

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