Minot man's conviction for killing his brother upheld
Jun. 08, 2018
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of Minot man who admitted killing his brother two years ago.
The Minot Daily News reports that 28-year-old Adolfo Contreras-Castillo appealed to the Supreme Court and asked to withdraw his guilty plea on the basis that his defense attorney did not adequately inform him regarding the implications a guilty plea would have to his immigration status.
The state argued that Contreras-Castillo was told at his initial appearance that a guilty plea could result in deportation.
Contreras-Castillo pleaded guilty in August 2016 to killing 28-year-old Ignacio Contreras-Castillo during an argument in March of that year. He was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com