WDAY Friday News Update - 02-22

Chad Legare will be sentenced on Monday for a violent attack on a priest
Chad Legare will be sentenced on Monday for a violent attack on a priestRob Manch

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CHAD LEGARE TO BE SENTENCED FOR ATTACKING PRIEST

On Monday, an Alexandria man will be sentenced for beating a catholic priest and leaving him for dead.

43-year old Chad Legare drove to Anamoose, where investigators say he assaulted Father Robert Wapenski and choked him with speaker wire. Parishioners found him covered in blood. Legare had called the Fargo Diocese earlier making claims the priest had raped a woman, a charge that authorities and Father Wapenski denied. In documents obtained by WDAY News, Wapenski says the whole ordeal has overtaken him. In his words: "I cannot explain the fear that has overtaken me since the attack." Wapenski says he is hoping for a maximum sentence for Legare.

MAN EXPECTED TO SURVIVE AFTER HITTING A TRAIN IN LARIMORE

WDAY News is working to find out the condition of a man whose mini van hit a train in Larimore.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol tells us 48-year-old Peter Eider was driving his minivan on Highway-18 around 10:15 Wednesday night, when he collided with a B.N.S.F. train. It was snowing and the road had compacted snow and ice. Eider was thrown out of the van, but is expected to survive. He was taken to Altru in Grand Forks. There were no issues or injuries on the train. We put out a call to Highway patrol this morning, but they didn't have an update on Eider's condition.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING AFTER BROTHER AND SISTER FILMED KILLING FAMILY DOG

The Wadena County Sheriff is investigating a brother and sister who allegedly shot and killed there dog, and then posted it online.

WDAY News obtained the video shot at a campground in Staples, Minnesota on Sunday. A source close to the investigation tells us the 18-year-old girl and her 20-year-old brother beat the family dog with a golf club and then shot it after it nipped at a family member. That source says originally the only punishment from police was having the girl pickup the dead dog she left behind. Now the sheriff is considering criminal charges. Animal experts say it usually costs less than 100 dollars to euthanize your pet properly, and there is sometimes financial resources available.