Government selling home of man connected to Spokane murder case

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 22 at 6:32 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The U.S. attorney's office plans to sell a home connected to a man who has been questioned in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme in Spokane, Washington, and is awaiting trial on weapons charges in North Dakota.
 
The case centers on James Henrikson, who had business dealings in North Dakota's oil patch with a man who was killed by an intruder in his Spokane home. Henrikson told police he was upset with the victim but denied any involvement in his death.
 
Prosecutors have brought forfeiture action on a Watford City home owned by Henrikson's wife and another man, Ryan Olness. The home will be sold for $400,000 unless the government gets a higher offer.
 
A lawyer for Olness says the property hasn't been widely advertised and might not bring a fair price.

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