- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A jury of seven men and seven women is hearing the case of a Williston man accused of killing a hobby rancher a year and a half ago.

The 12 jurors and two alternates were chosen Tuesday in Northwest District Court in Minot, where the trial of 33-year-old Ryan Stensaker is being held. He has pleaded not guilty to murder conspiracy and other charges in the spring 2013 death of 58-year-old Jack Sjol (shohl).

Sjol’s body was found in a garbage dump, with bullet wounds to his head, face and upper left arm. Authorities haven’t discussed a possible motive.

Stensaker’s trial is scheduled to run through Dec. 19. He could face life in prison without parole if convicted.

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