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Worth $2M, Midstokke asks for public defender: Woman charged with husband’s murder has assets frozen by son

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Sherry Midstokke, the Finley, N.D., woman charged last week with murdering her husband, applied for a public defender Monday even though she listed assets of more than $2.3 million.

A judge quickly declared her indigent and ruled she should get a court-appointed attorney.

The decision seems “very repugnant” to the person in charge of appointing public defenders to cases across North Dakota.

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