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Published February 04, 2013, 11:52 AM

Trial for man accused in Minot slayings wrapping up

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Testimony has wrapped up in the trial of a man accused of killing the mother of his child and three other people in Minot two years ago.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Testimony has wrapped up in the trial of a man accused of killing the mother of his child and three other people in Minot two years ago.

Attorneys on both sides were making closing arguments to the jury on Monday in the murder trial of Omar Mohamed Kalmio. He is accused in the Jan. 28, 2011, shooting deaths of 19-year-old Sabrina Zephier, her mother, brother and mother's boyfriend.

Kalmio is a Somali national who says he is in the U.S. under political asylum. He was working in the western North Dakota oil patch at the time of the killings.

Kalmio's trial began Jan. 23.

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