ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—An man accused of strangling a North Dakota priest was dating a woman who lived in an apartment co-signed by the priest, according to records given to Forum News Service. Chad Vincent Legare, 42, of Alexandria, is charged in McHenry County with attempted murder, aggravated assault and burglary in the Jan. 30 attack on Rev. Robert Wapenski, 62.
TOWNER, N.D. — A Minnesota man charged with attacking a rural North Dakota priest last month referred to the victim as a rapist during a court hearing Thursday, Feb. 8. Facing three felonies, including attempted murder, Chad Legare of Alexandria, Minn., appeared in North Dakota's McHenry County District Court. Legare did not enter a plea, but answered a question about whether he posed a threat to anyone if he were released on bail. "As long as John Doe didn't rape any other women, he's safe from me," Legare said in court.