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Published December 07, 2010, 12:00 AM

Photo gallery: Michael Nakvinda murder trial


Gene Kirkpatrick testifies Monday in Michael Nakvinda murder trial about the illness and death of his daughter Valerie Gattuso, wife of slain Fargo periodontist Philip Gattuso. In his talks with the precipitating friction his family had with Philip, Kirkpatrick said fellow parishioners told him, "We're praying that the Lord take [Philip Gattuso] home." Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

  • Gene Kirkpatrick testifies Monday in Michael Nakvinda murder trial about the illness and death of his daughter Valerie Gattuso, wife of slain Fargo periodontist Philip Gattuso. In his talks with the precipitating friction his family had with Philip, Kirkpatrick said fellow parishioners told him, "We're praying that the Lord take [Philip Gattuso] home." Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Roy Gattuso, brother of slain Fargo periodontist Philip Gattuso, testifies Monday during the murder trial of Michael Nakvinda that he couldn't comprehend how someone could commit murder over a child custody dispute. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Gene Kirkpatrick testifies Monday in Michael Nakvinda murder trial about the illness and death of his daughter Valerie Gattuso, wife of slain Fargo periodontist Philip Gattuso. In his talks with the precipitating friction his family had with Philip, Kirkpatrick said fellow parishioners told him, "We're praying that the Lord take [Philip Gattuso] home." Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Gene Kirkpatrick testifies Monday in Michael Nakvinda murder trial about the illness and death of his daughter Valerie Gattuso, wife of slain Fargo periodontist Philip Gattuso. In his talks with the precipitating friction his family had with Philip, Kirkpatrick said fellow parishioners told him, "We're praying that the Lord take [Philip Gattuso] home." Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • An e-mail message sent from Gene Kirkpatrick's daughter Regan is projected Monday during the murder trial of Michael Nakvinda for the death of Fargo periodontist Philip Gattuso. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Deborah Baker, friend of Gene Kirkpatrick, testifies Monday that she loved murder defendant Michael Nakvinda and did not take his plan to murder Fargo periodontist Philip Gattuso seriously. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Defendant Michael Nakvinda, right, listens to testimony with his lawyer Steve Mottinger Monday during his murder trial in the death of Fargo periodontist Philip Gattuso. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Judge Frank Racek listens to prosecutor Ryan Younggren, left, and defense attorney Steve Mottinger debate Tuesday the admissibility of some sales receipts found in murder defendant Michael Nakvinda's home. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Murder defendant Michael Nakvinda, right, looks at the map of North Dakota with his attorney Steve Mottinger in a road atlas presented as evidence by the prosecution Tuesday morning. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor