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Man accused of killing his mother appears in Clay County Court

Bond set at $3 million for James Kollie Jr., who was arrested in Wahpeton the day after his mother, Receia Kollie, was killed in Moorhead.

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25-year-old James Kollie appears for an extradition hearing in Richland County District Court.
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MOORHEAD — The man accused of killing his mother at their home on Dec. 1 has been returned to Clay County to face charges.

James Kollie Jr. appeared Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Clay County District Court on a second-degree felony charge of murder. Judge Greta Smolnisky set bond at $3 million.

He remains in custody at the Clay County Jail.

Kollie was arrested in Wahpeton the day after his mother, Receia Kollie, 56, was found dead in her home with multiple stab wounds . He has been fighting extradition to Minnesota since his arrest.

A judge ordered the extradition on Jan. 13 .

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Receia Kollie was a registered nurse at Prairie St. John's hospital, a mental health and addiction treatment facility in Fargo.
Court documents alleged that James Kollie Jr. threatened to kill his mother earlier in the week, but was released from jail 48 hours later. Police said late Friday he was arrested in Wahpeton, North Dakota.
Matt Dearth with Vogel Law Firm says state law limited how long the judge could hold 25-year-old James Kollie.
James Kollie Jr. faces 40 years in prison if convicted. Just days before the killing, he told his mother he was “ready to take your life,” a criminal complaint alleged.
Receia Kollie was found dead on Thursday, Dec. 1 at her Moorhead home. Her son, 25-year-old James Diawo Kollie Jr., stands accused of her murder.
According to court documents, Moorhead police responded to a south Moorhead home on Dec. 1 after a family member found Receia Kollie on the floor of the home's foyer.

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