14-year-old passes away after brutal assault in Fargo; State’s Attorney looks to increase charges
FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - (UPDATE 2:55 p.m.) Arthur Kollie is currently charged with attempted murder for the assault on Jupiter Paulsen. The Cass County State’s Attorney says the plan is to increase the charges to murder.
They are currently waiting for more information from the Fargo Police Department before filing charges with the court.
(Original Story) The teenager who was assaulted in south Fargo on Friday has passed away. The father of 14-year-old Daisy “Jupiter” Paulsen says she passed away at noon on June 8, just days after the incident.
Jupiter’s father says Life Source will be taking over her remains to ensure she lives on through organ donation. He says the family plans to do a “walk of honor” in hopes that her legacy will live on through others by extending their lives.
Jupiter will be cremated. The family is planning two memorial services for her -- one for the community, and one for her close family and friends. Her father says their family will travel back to California next year to spread Jupiter’s ashes around the Bay Area, which were her wishes.
The GoFundMe page for Jupiter will be closing in the next couple of days.
You can read our previous coverage of the assault here:
- Father of 14-year-old assault victim says daughter may not make it if taken off ventilator
- 14-year-old brutally assaulted in Fargo
- Records: Suspect says he was high on meth during brutal stabbing of teen girl
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