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Man charged with aiding murder-for-hire

BISMARCK - Another man has been charged in connection with the North Dakota murder-for-hire of Kristopher "KC" Clarke, with allegations that he helped dispose of Clarke's body.

BISMARCK – Another man has been charged in connection with the North Dakota murder-for-hire of Kristopher “KC” Clarke, with allegations that he helped dispose of Clarke’s body.

George W. Dennis IV appeared in U.S. District Court in North Dakota on Wednesday after a federal grand jury indicted him on charges related to making false statements to a federal agent and concealing a felony.

The grand jury indictment accuses Dennis of aiding James Henrikson in disposing of Clarke’s body and destroying his personal belongings. Dennis also is accused of making false statements to authorities in 2014 about the disappearance and murder of Clarke two years earlier.

Dennis pleaded not guilty to the charges Wednesday. A trial is scheduled for Jan. 12 in Bismarck.

Henrikson admitted in a plea agreement that he paid Timothy Suckow $20,000 to kill Clarke in February 2012 in North Dakota. Henrikson also admitted to hiring Suckow to kill another man in Spokane, Wash., but he withdrew his guilty plea this week.

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Suckow has pleaded guilty in the case.

Dennis and Clarke were employees of Henrikson’s Blackstone trucking company in McKenzie County.

A plea agreement in the Washington state federal case says Dennis and another man stood watch while Clarke was beaten to death at a Mandaree shop and Henrikson and Suckow cleaned up the blood. The document also says Dennis drove a pickup to a remote area of the Badlands where Clarke’s body was buried. The body has not been found.

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