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Suspect arrested in Valley City killing

VALLEY CITY - A Barnes County jailer who lived in Mindy Morgenstern's apartment building was charged with murder in the death of the Valley City State University student, police said Wednesday.

Ex-girlfriends recall suspect

In 1992, when Cheryl Gough first met Glen Morgan at a nightclub, she found the Navy man to be a perfect gentleman. She started dating Morgan - the man who in 2005 changed his name legally to Moe Maurice Gibbs and is now, at age 34, facing a murder charge in the Sept. 13 death of a Valley City State University student. Mindy Morgenstern, 22, was found in her Valley City apartment, the same apartment building that Gibbs lived in, with her throat slit.

Valley City State says it had no full background check on Gibbs

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) - Valley City State University officials say they expected a full criminal background check on Moe Maurice Gibbs before hiring him as a night security guard, but found out later that only a local background check was done.

Jailer charged with murder spent time in prison

FARGO (AP) - The Barnes County jailer charged with killing a Valley City State University student has served time in federal prison for attempted murder, authorities say.

Police: Jailer linked to rape

FARGO - The DNA from a Barnes County jailer charged with killing a Valley City State University student links him to a 2004 rape here, police said.

Gibbs' arrest is shocking to those who know suspect

Valley City people interviewed Thursday who know Moe Maurice Gibbs, 34, could only come up with good things to say about him, couldn't come up with anything negative - couldn't even think of any self-destructive habits like smoking that he might have had.

Gibbs pleads not guilty to charges

VALLEY CITY (AP) - A former Barnes County jailer has pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted female inmates.

Former Barnes County jailer pleads not guilty to sex charges

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) - A former Barnes County jailer has pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted female inmates.

Jailer's trial in student's death moved to Minot

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) - The murder trial of a former Barnes County jailer charged in the death of a Valley City State University student has been moved to Minot.

DNA at murder scene doesn't match Gibbs'

FARGO (AP) - Court documents say forensic testing shows DNA found on two knives used in the slaying of Valley City State University student Mindy Morgenstern does not match the man accused of killing her.

Attorneys want jury sequestered

MINOT - Jurors who are chosen to decide whether Moe Gibbs killed a Valley City State University student should be isolated during Gibbs' trial to safeguard against "meeting-hall justice," one of his lawyers says.

Gibbs trial moved to Bismarck

FARGO (AP) - A judge has moved the second murder trial for former Barnes County jailer Moe Gibbs from Grand Forks to Bismarck.

Potential jurors in Gibbs' case must fill out 34-page questionnaire

Potential jurors in Moe Gibb's second murder trial have to fill out a 34-page questionnaire containing questions about their family, occupations, perceptions of the justice system and racial issues.

Prosecution seeks to enter motive into Gibbs trial

Prosecutors in the Moe Gibbs murder trial have filed a supervisory writ with the North Dakota Supreme Court in an attempt to gain permission to present a possible motive Gibbs may have had to kill Mindy Morgenstern.

All parties ready to go a second time in Gibbs

Many factors will be the same in the second trial of Moe Maurice Gibbs for the murder of Mindy Morgenstern as in his first trial.

North Dakota Supreme Court won't intervene in murder case

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's Supreme Court says it won't intervene in the Moe Gibbs murder case.

Witnesses tell of search for evidence

Fingerprints found in Mindy Morgenstern's apartment did not match those of her or Moe Gibbs, and no usable fingerprints were found on evidence submitted to the state crime lab.

Scientist at Gibbs trial says DNA came from 'vigorous physical contact'

A Connecticut scientist says the amount of Moe Gibbs' DNA found on fingernail clippings and scrapings from Mindy Morgenstern was "absolutely not" the result of the two people touching the same objects.

Prosecution rests in Gibbs trial

Prosecutors in the Moe Gibbs murder trial have rested their case after calling 31 witnesses.

Jurors hear closing arguments in murder trial of Moe Gibbs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Moe Gibbs "left his calling card" in DNA evidence under Mindy Morgenstern's fingernails, the prosecutor told jurors Tuesday in closing arguments in Gibbs' murder trial. Gibbs' attorney countered that prosecutors are ignoring the facts.

Testimony ends in Gibbs trial

Testimony in the Moe Gibbs murder trial ended Friday following testimony from the final defense witness and two prosecution rebuttal witnesses.

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