Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - There were very different pictures painted today of Gene Kirkpatrick. His family spoke of a caring man, but the brother of Phillip Gattuso talked of a little girl who will never get to know her father because of what her grandfather did.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - In just 4 short hours a Fargo jury convicted Gene Kirkpatrick of conspiring to kill his son in law Phillip Gattuso. Kirkpatrick paid his handyman to kill Gattuso in order to gain custody of his granddaughter. A trial that was scheduled for 2-3 weeks lasted only 6 days with a murder mastermind behind bars tonight.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Gene Kirkpatrick had expectations of testifying in his defense. And opening arguments suggested he would. But the defense rested its case today without ever calling him to the stand.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The defense team is now in full swing, trying to clear the name of Gene Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick is accused of hiring a hitman to kill his son in law, Fargo dentist Phillip Gattuso.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Tomorrow morning, the jury will begin deliberating the guilt or innocence of a man accused of hiring a hitman to kill his own son-in-law. Today, the defense rested without ever calling Gene Kirkpatrick to the witness stand.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Attorneys tomorrow will begin to defend Gene Kirkpatrick from accusations he hired a man to kill Fargo dentist Philip Gatusso. Today the prosecution rested. Kirkpatrick is accused of paying Michael Nakvinda to kill his son-in-law.
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