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Richard LaFuente is shown here in this 1999 Forum file photo.

Man convicted in 1983 assault and murder of former Devils Lake police officer leaves prison


FARGO – Richard LaFuente walked out of federal prison Thursday after spending almost 28½ years behind bars for a murder the victim’s family believes he did not commit.

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to