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Published August 06, 2013, 02:33 PM

Williston, N.D., man appears in court in rancher killing case

Detectives investigating the spring killing of a Williston hobby rancher say they found blood, ammo casings, teeth and eyeglasses at his house. Thirty-three-year-old Ryan Stensaker has been charged with murder. He appeared in court Monday for a hearing.

By: Associated Press,

WILLISTON, N.D. — Detectives investigating the spring killing of a Williston hobby rancher say they found blood, ammo casings, teeth and eyeglasses at his house.

Six people are charged in the death of 58-year-old Jack Sjol, whose body was found May 14 — three weeks after his family reported him missing.

Thirty-three-year-old Ryan Stensaker has been charged with murder. He appeared in court Monday for a hearing.

Williston sheriff’s detective Sgt. Amanda McNamee testified that the ammo found at Sjol’s house came from a .300 Savage bolt action rifle, which was found in Stensaker’s mother’s house.

Stensaker’s attorney, Steven Mottinger, argued that there is no proof that the lone bullet found in Sjol’s body came from Stensaker’s gun.

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