‘Walk of Honor’ for slain middle schooler
FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Sanford Health held a ‘Donor Walk’ today in honor of 14-year-old Jupiter Paulsen. Her organs and tissues will be donated to those in need. Hospital staff, as well as family and friends, escorted Jupiter from her room to the operating room, where Sanford’s transplant team took over recovering her organs.
The state’s attorney’s office filed a motion today to amend Arthur Kollie’s charges from attempted murder to murder. He’s accused of brutally beating and stabbing Paulsen last Friday. Once a judge reviews and approves the motion, Kollie would officially be charged with murder.
Her father, Robert Paulsen, said her organs went to those that needed them. Her lungs went to a 59-year-old man, the liver went to 63-year-old woman, a kidney and pancreas went to a 39-year-old man and the other kidney went to a 13-year-old girl.
You can read our previous coverage of the assault here:
- ‘She was always my buddy for everything’: Jupiter Paulsen’s family raises organ donation flag in her honor
- 14-year-old passes away after brutal assault in Fargo; State’s Attorney looks to increase charges
- Father of 14-year-old assault victim says daughter may not make it if taken off ventilator
- Records: Suspect says he was high on meth during brutal stabbing of teen girl
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