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Man accused of hindering law officers in Williston homicide probe found guilty

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WILLISTON, North Dakota — One of the suspects in the fatal shooting of a Williston-area hobby rancher has been found guilty of hindering authorities investigating the case.

A jury on Wednesday returned the verdict against Issac Steen.

Authorities accused Steen of hindering law enforcement officers investigating the spring 2013 death of 58-year-old Jack Sjol (shohl). The Class C felony charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

Steen's attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

The Williston Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1gBKksq ) authorities say Steen helped Ryan Stensaker keep Sjol's body hidden. Stensaker is accused of killing Sjol and is scheduled for trial in July on a murder conspiracy charge.

Three other people also face charges in the killing.


Information from: Williston Herald, http://www.willistonherald.com

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