Authorities have released the name of the teen killed in Grand Forks County

Published: Jan. 28, 2020 at 10:37 AM CST
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UPDATE:: The Sheriff’s Office has identified additional information to be released as a result of their efforts in this continuing and complex investigation.

On 1/26/2020 Samantha Wilson was inside her residence with 4 other individuals. Samantha Wilson took possession of a 9mm handgun and fired one round, striking 15-year-old victim Jonah Borth (Grand Forks) in the upper chest. Jonah Borth suffered fatal injuries and passed away.

Additional persons in the home have been identified as Ray Borth (father of Jonah) and suspect Samantha Wilson’s two minor children, both 8 years old. Samantha Wilson was transported to Jail.

While en route, Wilson became uncooperative and began to bang her head, which caused a significant laceration on her head. Upon arrival at the jail, Wilson spit on correctional officers. She was issued a citation for contact by bodily fluids.

On 1/28/2020 Samantha Wilson appeared in court. The courts set her bond at$250,000.00.This investigation is ongoing.


Original: The woman accused of shooting and killing a Grand Forks teen has now been charged.

32-year-old Samantha Wilson is charged with one count of felony murder and another felony count of contact by bodily fluids. A Grand Forks County Judge set her bail at $250,000 early Tuesday morning.

Court documents say just after 9:30 Sunday night, Grand Forks County deputies were called to the 200 block of Lander Ave. in Northwood, N.D. for a male with a gunshot wound. The 15-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Documents say Wilson used a 9mm pistol to fire at least one round and struck the victim in the chest/throat area. Police say the father of the teen killed and Wilson's two children were also in the home at the time of the incident.

Prior to arriving at the Grand Forks correctional center, Wilson became uncooperative and began banging her head on the windows and cage of the patrol car. Documents say Wilson also intentionally spit blood on at least one correctional officer.

It's still unclear what motive Wilson had or the exact relationship between her and the victim. Neighbors and former coworkers tell Valley News Live the victim is not Wilson's son.

Wilson is set to be in court again on March 2.