Kruger remains 'only' person of interest in Wahpeton murder
The lawyer for 33-year-old Anthony Kruger argued in court that police are focused on the wrong guy.
WAHPETON, N.D. — A Wahpeton murder suspect was back in court Monday, March 27, trying to get more charges in the case against him tossed.
Anthony Kruger, 33, asked a judge to drop a meth charge and a gun charge.
Last month, for reasons that have yet to be explained, prosecutors dropped the murder charge against Kruger in connection with the shooting death of 40-year-old Jeremiah Medenwald in January .
Monday, a judge said the other two charges will stick, especially since his lawyer admitted Kruger possessed a gun even though he's not allowed to.
As for the murder case, the Wahpeton Police Department Chief Matthew Anderson said Kruger remains the "only" person of interest in the case, though Kruger's lawyer Jonathan Green said police are focusing on the wrong man.
"The truth will come out. The truth will come out. The fact is my client did not murder Jeremiah Medenwald," Green said.
The Richland County prosecutor said there is no timeline as to when she may refile the murder charge.