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August 15, 2009
PRAIRIE JUSTICE: Stay credits attorney with keeping him free
A Twin Cities-based magazine interviewed the attorney for Travis Stay. In the article, Stay lauds Joe Friedburg, who defended him last year in a murder case. You can find a link to the story in Prairie Justice, the crime and courts blog by Herald reporter Archie Ingersoll.
August 15, 2009 - 12:00pm
December 20, 2008
WE ASKED: What did you think of Wednesday's night verdict in the Travis Stay murder trial?
Karen Bohnsack Grand Forks From what I've been told, they didn't have enough on him. It's sad for both families, though. Oly Olafson Grand Forks I'm not surprised at all that he was found not guilty. The real killers are still out there. Somebody's not telling the truth. I've...
December 20, 2008 - 12:00am
December 18, 2008
Travis Stay speaks: 'I guess I've known the whole time I'm innocent'
Travis Stay sat slouched Thursday morning in a chair at the Canad Inn - a weight clearly off his shoulders. A rollercoaster of a murder trial...
December 18, 2008 - 9:03pm
December 17, 2008
Travis Stay found not guilty
(Editor's note: This story was originally published in December, 2008.) Supporters of Travis Stay didn't hold back their emotion Wednesday. After...
December 17, 2008 - 11:10pm
Jury to get Stay case today
Another chapter in the story of Joel Lovelien's murder ended today as the prosecution and defense rested their cases, bringing an early close...
December 17, 2008 - 12:01am
December 15, 2008
Murder trial of Travis Stay to resume Tuesday
The murder trial of Travis Stay, scheduled to resume at 8:30 a.m. today, has been postponed until the same time Tuesday due to the weather, according to the Grand Forks County clerk of court's office. The trial began Dec. 2 and is slated to last until the end of this week. It was...
December 15, 2008 - 1:00pm
December 10, 2008
Stay's interrogator sits under hot lamp; coroner also questioned
Detective Michael Sholes, who twice interviewed Travis Stay in the days after Joel Lovelien was killed, found himself on the other end of interrogation Tuesday as the defense cross-examined him. Attorney Peter Wold pressed Sholes on the police's time line of events on the night of...
December 10, 2008 - 11:24pm
December 4, 2008
TRAVIS STAY TRIAL: Opening arguments presented
Joel Lovelien's fiancee stepped into the witness box Thursday armed with a bottle of water and a pack of tissues. Heather Eastling took jurors back to the night of Oct. 27, 2007, when she came upon Lovelien lying unconscious, his head in a puddle of blood in the parking lot of the...
December 4, 2008 - 11:11pm
December 3, 2008
Stay jury selected; trial will remain in Grand Forks
Travis Stay will be tried for murder in Grand Forks after the selection of a local jury Wednesday. Stay's attorneys withdrew their motion for a change of venue that had been filed months ago, saying they were satisfied with the jury panel that had been chosen after two days in the...
December 3, 2008 - 11:09pm
Jury selection resumes in Travis Stay murder trial
Jury selection in Travis Stay's murder trial resumed this morning in Grand Forks with attorneys continuing to evaluate prospective jurors. ...
December 3, 2008 - 11:53am
December 2, 2008
Jury selection in Stay murder trial slated for today
Ninety local residents are expected to report for jury duty this morning at the Grand Forks County courthouse, but only a dozen of them will...
December 2, 2008 - 12:00am