A March 16 sentencing date has been set for a Minot man convicted of killing his ex-wife a year ago by stabbing her 44 times in the neck, face and chest.

A March 16 sentencing date has been set for a Minot man convicted of killing his ex-wife a year ago by stabbing her 44 times in the neck, face and chest.

Jurors deliberated for only about an hour before finding 30-year-old Richie Wilder Jr. guilty of murder in the November 2015 death of 30-year-old Angila Wilder. The verdict came Friday, after a weeklong trial.

Richie Wilder had maintained that he had been framed. He could face life in prison.