- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - A man sentenced to 30 years in prison for a violent Grand Forks mobile home invasion has appealed his conviction to the state Supreme Court.

KFGO-AM (https://bit.ly/1WMHxGz ) reports that Allen Ratliff argues his legal counsel was ineffective.

The high court heard oral arguments Monday.

Ratliff says he told his trial attorney he was in Fargo at the time of the 2012 incident, in which two residents of the mobile home were beaten with clubs and confined with duct tape and jewelry, cash, prescription drugs and televisions were stolen.

Ratliff says his lawyer didn’t call an alibi witness, among other failures.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, https://www.kfgo.com

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