Henrikson wins effort to have evidence used against him

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:02 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 24 at 6:10 AM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A North Dakota man who has been questioned in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme in Spokane, Washington, has won his fight for evidence to be used against him in a separate illegal weapons case.

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James Henrikson was arrested for being a felon in possession of firearms after investigators found guns in a safe in his Watford City home. His lawyer argued that the warrant did not authorize police to contact the safe manufacturer for the combination of the safe and the evidence should be excluded.

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Henrikson requested a new attorney and asked a judge to withdraw the motion to suppress evidence. The motion was granted.

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Henrikson did business in the North Dakota's oil patch with Doug Carlile, who was shot and killed by an intruder in his Spokane home in December.

 

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