One of North Dakota's wealthiest farmers was also a serial killer.
Eugene Butler was a founding father of the town of Niagara, N.D., in 1882. Shortly after his death in 1915, workmen found six skeletons under his house. Now more than 100 years after his murderous spree, authorities say you might hold the key to identifying his victims.
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After years of research, interviews and a boastful confession by another man, the new lead prosecutor fights to make sure justice is finally served in the death of Marie Wick and conviction of William Gummer.
Gummer gives an interview as he’s heading into prison. He doesn’t think he’ll be there long. But he is there for 22 years.
The trial and conviction of William Gummer. He always maintained his innocence, but why did officials think he was guilty?
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This month marks the 100th anniversary of one of Fargo’s most notorious and sensational murders. On June 6, 1921, 18-year-old Marie Wick left her small family farm outside Grygla, MInn to visit relatives in North Dakota.
But her overnight stay in "the big city" of Fargo, North Dakota turned deadly. She was found dead the next morning (June 7) in her hotel room.
Police soon found the man they believed committed the brutal attack and he was eventually found guility and sentenced to life in prison. But did they make a mistake?
Twenty-two years later, with a change of prosecutors, the answer might be "yes," as defense attornies and prosectuors fight to right a wrong and free an innocent man. But if the man convicted didn't do it, who did? And will justice ever be served?
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