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Man charged in murder case to have trial on robbery charge

FARGO -- A man charged in Clay County District Court with killing a woman and setting a house on fire in Moorhead in June appeared in Cass County District Court on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in connection with a robbery charge stemming from an incident a...

FARGO -- A man charged in Clay County District Court with killing a woman and setting a house on fire in Moorhead in June appeared in Cass County District Court on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in connection with a robbery charge stemming from an incident at a Fargo liquor store.

In the Moorhead case, Justin Marshall Critt, 39, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Melissa Willcoxon, 49, whose body was found June 28 in the burned-out remains of a south Moorhead home that Willcoxon had been watching while the homeowners were away.

Critt is also charged with first-degree arson in that case.

Critt is scheduled to stand trial in the Fargo robbery case on Tuesday, Oct. 18 in Cass County County District Court. He faces a Class A felony charge for an incident that happened at a Fargo liquor store the day before the house fire in Moorhead.

Court documents state that early on June 27 a man took bottles of liquor from Empire Liquors, 424 Broadway, and ran out of the store.

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