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Defense attorney Steve Mottinger, right, addresses the judge during a hearing in the murder case against Michael Nakvinda, left, on Wednesday afternoon at the Cass County Courthouse. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Trial set in death of Fargo periodontist

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An Aug. 10 trial date was set Wednesday for the man accused of beating a Fargo dentist to death last fall, as a few more details about the case trickled out in pre-trial court filings.


In setting the trial date, Cass County District Court Judge Frank Racek asked for assurances from the attorneys that it gives them enough time to prepare for a murder trial expected to last as long as two weeks.

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