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Associated Press, Published August 17 2010

Gilby, N.D., bank robbery suspects to plead

GRAND FORKS — Two people charged in an armed holdup of a Gilby bank say they will plead guilty in federal court.

William Collins of Nashville, Tenn., and Debra Jensen of Grand Forks have filed change-of-plea notices. Both are scheduled for hearings Tuesday morning.

Authorities say Jensen bought a shotgun that was used by Collins and another man to threaten a teller in the May 2009 robbery.

Prosecutors say one of the men held a sawed-off shotgun to the teller's head while another man took more than $50,000 from the bank vault and a teller drawer.

A judge earlier ruled William Patterson of Grand Forks incompetent to stand trial for his role in the robbery.

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