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Published 11/16/2009, Grand Forks Herald
A man accused of hiring his handyman to kill a Fargo dentist is scheduled to be in an Oklahoma City courtroom Nov. 25 for a hearing to determine whether he should be sent to North Dakota to face charges. Gov. John Hoeven signed papers last week supporting the extradition of Gene Carl Kirkpatrick, 63, Jones, Okla. Kirkpatrick is accused of hiring Michael Allen Nakvinda to kill Philip Gattuso, who was Kirkpatrick’s son-in-law.Word count: 918