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‘Walk of Honor’ for slain middle schooler

Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 4:55 PM CDT
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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:

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