The attorney for a man accused of killing the mother of his child and three other people in Minot in January 2011 says the judge in the case improperly admitted hearsay evidence about Omar Mohamed Kalmio's past.
Attorney Russell Myhre also told the North Dakota Supreme Court on Tuesday that Kalmio was not allowed to give an alibi, and that there was not enough evidence for a conviction.
Ward County State's Attorney Kelly Dillon argued that all four people were killed with the same weapon, and the only connection between the four people was Kalmio.
Kalmio, a Somali national, is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole. KXMC-TV reports that the Supreme Court justices will rule on his appeal later.