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Associated Press, Published January 30 2013

4 slain in Minot died of bullets from same gun

MINOT, N.D. — Prosecution witnesses in the trial of a Somali man accused of murdering four people in Minot have testified that all four victims died of gunshot wounds, and the bullets recovered at the crime scenes came from the same gun.

No weapon was recovered, and no one has testified that Omar Mohamed Kalmio had access to a gun.

The 28-year-old Kalmio is on trial in the Jan. 28, 2011, deaths of 19-year-old Sabrina Zephier, who was the mother of his child, and her mother, brother and mother's boyfriend. Their bodies were found the same day in another home.

Kalmio is a Somali national who says he is in the U.S. under political asylum. Authorities say he was working in the western North Dakota oil patch at the time of the killings.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.