- Associated Press - Sunday, January 4, 2015

FINLEY, N.D. (AP) - A fire has destroyed a North Dakota home where authorities say a woman killed her husband by means of drugs and asphyxiation last year.

WDAY-TV (https://bit.ly/1IbVZMi ) reports fire officials have rendered a total loss the home where the body of 66-year-old Lyle Midstokke was found on Feb. 3. Officials say the fire started in the kitchen and they do not suspect foul play at this time. The fire marshal will continue to investigate the case.

Sixty-one-year-old Sherry Midstokke is charged with felony murder in the death of her husband. Court documents show police at the scene recovered items allegedly used to asphyxiate Lyle Midstokke. The woman remains jailed on a $500,000 bond awaiting a February trial.

The couple’s son, David Midstokke, was transported to a hospital for smoke inhalation.

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Information from: WDAY-TV, https://wday.com

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