GRAND FORKS -- An appeal has been filed with the North Dakota Supreme Court in the case of Salamah Pendleton.
The notice of appeal was filed after Pendleton was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the death of Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte on Oct. 8. Pendleton was also sentenced to 25 years in prison for the death of his mother, Lola Moore. He also was sentenced for several other charges.
A document for the appeal and the reason for it was not immediately available on the state Supreme Court website.
Pendleton, 43, of Grand Forks, was found guilty by a jury in July on five of seven charges stemming from a fatal shootout with law enforcement in May 2020. He was convicted of two counts of murder, one count each for the attempted murders of Grand Forks Sheriff's Office Cpl. Ron Nord and Grand Forks Sheriff's Office Sgt. Kelly McLean, and one count each of terrorizing, reckless endangerment and possession of marijuana with intent to sell it.
He was found not guilty of terrorizing or the attempted murder of Grand Forks Police Cpl. Pat Torok. The jury returned a verdict after about 10 hours of deliberation following the two-week trial.