Murder charge filed in fatal stabbing in Minot

MINOT, N.D. – A Minot man faces a murder charge after the victim in a stabbing last Wednesday in Minot died.

Prosecutors have charged 27-year-old Bradley Morales with murder in the death of 25-year-old Sharmaine Leake.

Police say they found Leake with a stab wound and began performing CPR.

Paramedics rushed Leake to Trinity Hospital where she remained in critical condition until her passing.

Morales previously faced an attempted murder charge. He now faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted on the AA-felony charge, and remains in custody in the Ward County Jail, pending his initial appearance for murder.

Loved ones of Leake have set up a GoFundMe page for her family: https://www.gofundme.com/leake-fundraiser