Attorney: Drop teen's murder charge
August 27, 2021
The attorney for a Cloquet man who fatally shot his friend will ask the court to dismiss a third-degree murder charge.
William Gatton, defense attorney for 18-year-old Joseph James Fohrenkam, said he plans to file a motion to dismiss the charge against Fohrenkam for lack of probable cause during a hearing Monday in St. Louis County Sixth District Court in Duluth.
During Monday’s hearing, Gatton and prosecuting attorney Nathaniel Stumme agreed on a schedule for filing legal arguments on the dismissal motion. Gatton has until Oct. 8 to submit his brief and Stumme has until Oct. 22 to rebu...