Williston Man Denied Lower Bond In Case Of Rancher Slaying
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A judge has refused to lower bond for one of the six suspects in the slaying of a Williston-area hobby rancher, saying there is probable cause to believe Jeremy Weyrauch was involved in the death of Jack Sjol.
Defense attorney Nicole Foster sought to reduce Weyrauch's bond from $1 million to $25,000. The Williston Herald reports she said during a court hearing Friday that Weyrauch passed a polygraph test, and that one of the questions was whether he had shot the 58-year-old Sjol.
Prosecutor Nathan Madden said another of the suspects said during a phone call in prison that Weyrauch pulled the trigger first, and that Weyrauch's only alibi for the day Sjol died was that he was "doing drugs and stealing stuff."
Weyrauch faces a murder conspiracy charge.