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Stabbing suspect ordered to remain in Jamestown hospital

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FARGO — A man accused of fatally stabbing his wife in 2012 was ordered Thursday to remain at the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown, where he’s receiving treatment for mental illness.

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Henry Leo Deniger, 52, was found not guilty in April 2013 after a Cass County District Court judge said he couldn’t be held criminally responsible for his acts.

Prosecutors alleged that Deniger stabbed his 52-year-old wife, Kathye, on March 6, 2012, in their Fargo apartment, then washed off the knife in the kitchen sink. Deniger was found the next day at a McDonald’s in St. Cloud, Minn., and he allegedly admitted to killing his wife.

Last year, Deniger was indefinitely committed to the State Hospital, with annual reviews. At a review hearing Thursday in Cass County District Court, a judge found that Deniger was a danger to the public and ordered him to spend another year at the hospital.

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