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Minnesota Man Convicted In North Dakota Drug-Related Killing

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A federal court jury in Fargo has convicted a Minnesota man in a drug-related homicide at a Grand Forks truck stop last year.
     Thirty-five-year-old Modesto Torrez, of Angus, Minnesota, was found guilty Thursday of several charges including drug counts and murder in furtherance of a drug trafficking conspiracy, after a five-day trial. He's to be sentenced Dec. 1.
     Torrez was accused of ordering a hit on 24-year-old Austin Forsman in March 2016. The woman accused of killing Forsman, Krystal Feist, pleaded guilty in February.
     U.S. Attorney Chris Myers says Torrez also led a conspiracy to traffic meth in the area. Thirteen people were indicted in connection with the ring.