Published February 18 2010
North Dakota high court upholds Fargo murder convictionNorth Dakota’s Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a Fargo man despite his lawyer’s argument that it was racially biased.
The lawyer for Elijah Addai said his client was stopped for questioning in the stabbing of David Delonais of Moorhead because Addai is black.
Police had been told to look for a black male suspect. Addai’s attorney says the car he was riding in was stopped near the scene of the stabbing even though the driver wasn’t breaking any laws.
The Supreme Court unanimously upheld Addai’s conviction. The justices concluded police had a number of reasons to stop the car Addai was riding in.