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Kirkpatrick Asks for Sentence to be Overturned

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An Oklahoma man sentenced to life in prison for a Fargo murder-for-hire case is asking that his conviction be over-turned.

Gene Kirkpatrick is challenging his lawyer's strategy.

During the trial, Kirkpatrick says he should have been put on the stand to testify, but his lawyer wouldn't let him.

Kirkpatrick was found guilty in 2011 of hiring a man to kill Fargo dentist Phillip Gattuso in 2009, to gain custody of his grand-daughter who was living with the victim.


 

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