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UPDATE: Man Convicted in Quadruple Murder Trial

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The jury has found Omar Kalmio guilty with four counts of murder. He'll be sentenced later this year.

Kalmio is a Somali national who says He is in the U.S. under political asylum. He was working in the western North Dakota oil patch at the time of the killings.

Feb. 1, 2013:

An inmate in the same cell block as Omar Mohamed Kalmio has testified that he heard the Somali man admit to killing people in Minot, and a co-worker of Kalmio's in the oil fields has testified that Kalmio revealed details of the crime not released to the public.

Defense attorneys maintain that the inmate is seeking a reduction in his jail time for his story, and that information about the crime that was not released to the public could have been available through social media.


The roommate of a Minot woman who authorities say was 1 of 4 people slain by a Somali man two years ago says Omar Mohamed Kalmio had threatened to beat and kill Sabrina Zephier.

Defense attorneys question Elizabeth Lambert's credibility, and say evidence in the case is circumstantial and there's nothing directly tying Kalmio to the crime.

The 28-year-old Kalmio is on trial on murder charges in the Jan. 28, 2011, shooting deaths of the 19-year-old Zephier, who was the mother of his child, and her mother, brother and mother's boyfriend. Those three bodies were found the same day in another home.

Prosecutors say Kalmio disapproved of alleged drug and alcohol use by the family.

Kalmio is a Somali national who says he is in the U.S. under political asylum.

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