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Man charged with Williston murder denied lower bond

Bakken Dickinson,North Dakota 58602
The Dickinson Press
Man charged with Williston murder denied lower bond
Dickinson North Dakota 1815 1st Street West 58602

WILLISTON -- A state district judge in Williston has denied a bond-reduction request from a man accused of murdering his roommate at an oil field crew camp in Williams County.

Thirty-one-year-old Ryan Anderson is accused of stabbing to death 32-year-old Christopher King after an alcohol-fueled dispute March 17. Both men came from Michigan.

Defense attorney Nicole Foster asked that Anderson's bond be reduced to $25,000, saying Anderson stabbed King in self-defense. Prosecutor Nathan Madden said Anderson has a history of failing to appear for court.

Judge David Nelson kept bond for Anderson at $1 million.