Grieving father groups up with ‘pro-white’ activist, seeks hate crime expenses for daughter’s accused

FARGO — Robert Paulsen sat quietly within the Cass County courtroom on Thursday, April 21, whereas he watched the person charged with killing his daughter get a brand new probability for a trial.

Beside Paulsen sat buddies and supporters, together with “pro-white” activist Peter Tefft. Prior to now, Tefft has been known as a white supremacist and a


; Tefft calls himself a pro-white advocate.

Peter Tefft

Peter Tefft, as seen Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, is a Fargo pro-white activist. Dave Wallis / The Discussion board

Hours after Thursday’s courtroom listening to ended, Paulsen introduced he was teaming up with native pro-white activists to search out justice for his 14-year-old daughter Jupiter Paulsen, who based on courtroom data was stabbed greater than 20 instances on June 4 exterior of Occasion Metropolis, 4340 thirteenth Ave. S.

Arthur Kollie, 23, a Black man, first entered Alford pleas to expenses of homicide, theft and aggravated assault, however then

was allowed to withdraw his pleas in January.

He’s now scheduled to start trial on Sept. 7 and, if confirmed responsible, faces a most punishment of life in jail with out parole.


Arthur Prince Kollie

“My daughter Jupiter deserves justice. Arthur Kollie deserves to be punished to the fullest extent of the legislation. Throughout as we speak’s listening to, it prompted me nice ache after I realized our system is as hateful as the person who murdered my daughter,” Paulsen advised The Discussion board following the courtroom listening to.

“That’s why I’ve determined to, with the assistance of native pro-white advocates, file Fargo anti-white hate crime and bias reviews not solely in opposition to Arthur Kollie for what he did to my daughter, but additionally in opposition to Decide (John) Irby, the Cass County (District) Court docket, and each particular person and establishment that’s at present terrorizing my household.”

Robert Paulsen speaking at his daughter's memorial service in 2021.jpg

Robert Paulsen talking at his daughter’s memorial service in 2021.

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The Fargo Metropolis Fee final June voted 3-2 to enact an ordinance that permits police and prosecutors to cost folks with a Class B misdemeanor in the event that they commit crimes, “in complete or half due to the sufferer’s perceived or precise race, colour, faith, gender, incapacity, sexual orientation, gender id, nationwide origin or ancestry.”

The added cost would carry a penalty of $1,500 or 30 days in jail if the accused is discovered responsible. It may be connected to crimes of easy assault, harassment and felony mischief.

In a

movement to withdraw the pleas

filed Nov. 29, Kollie’s then-attorney Nicholas Thornton stated Kollie didn’t perceive what the Alford pleas meant for him. Kollie additionally claims he didn’t enter the pleas voluntarily and that Thornton didn’t “correctly help and assist him within the course of.”

An Alford plea means the defendant doesn’t admit accountability, however agrees a jury might discover him responsible primarily based on the proof. A defendant can withdraw a responsible plea if there’s a “truthful and simply purpose” to take action, and the prosecution nonetheless has the power to proceed to trial.

Kollie understood the implications of coming into the Alford pleas, and he did so voluntarily, the Cass County State’s Lawyer Workplace stated in its movement filed in December.

A month after Cass County District Court docket Decide John Irby allowed Kollie to withdraw his Alford pleas, Kollie’s new lawyer, Eric Baumann, stated Kollie would endure a psychological analysis from a psychologist employed by the protection earlier than the felony disposition.

It’s nonetheless unclear if Kollie’s psychological analysis was accomplished, however Baumann has till the center of Could to file a discover of lack of felony accountability protection, Irby stated. Kate Naumann, assistant state’s lawyer, is ready to listen to again from the protection.

Paulsen stated he plans to push for Kollie to face the loss of life penalty in federal courtroom.

“From the very starting in coping with the state’s lawyer, I’ve insisted that Kollie be punished to the fullest extent of the legislation. White folks have civil rights, and Arthur Kollie has a historical past of attacking white folks. Federal hate crime expenses put the loss of life penalty on the desk,” Paulsen stated.

Kollie’s felony


features a 2017 felony conviction in Morton County District Court docket for hitting a male corrections officer within the face.

Lower than a month earlier than Jupiter’s killing, Kollie was free of jail after serving 27 days of a two-year sentence on a Class C felony cost of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Naumann stated having the case labeled a hate crime by metropolis ordinance can be an enhancement, however prosecutors are looking for a penalty that’s “as excessive as we will get, and we don’t have the loss of life penalty in North Dakota.”

Naumann stated the Cass County State’s Lawyer’s Workplace plans to prosecute the case.

Kollie initially entered not responsible pleas after an Oct. 25 listening to. That is when Fargo Police Detective Mark Voigtschild detailed

proof gathered

within the case.

Voigtschild stated the assault on Jupiter lasted practically half-hour, and Kollie allegedly fled after

sanitation employee

Patrick Peterson arrived on the scene round 6:58 a.m. Kollie was arrested June 4 in downtown Fargo. He advised police he didn’t keep in mind attacking Jupiter however stated he used meth the day earlier than, based on courtroom paperwork.

Jupiter died at Sanford Medical Heart 4 days after the incident because of asphyxiation by strangulation sophisticated by a number of sharp-force accidents, Voigtschild stated.

Jupiter Paulsen

Jupiter Paulsen. Household picture offered to WDAY Information

Jupiter was skateboarding from her father’s home to her mom’s residence when she was attacked.

“We’re not going to face by and allow them to do that to a different household. We’re going to get justice for Jupiter,” Paulsen stated.