Trial scheduled for fatal shooting in Minot

MINOT, N.D. – A murder case stemming from a fatal shooting last November in Minot is scheduled for trial this fall, though the state and defense are in the early stages of working out an agreement.

Kommika Gregory appeared Thursday morning for a pretrial conference.

Investigators say the 38-year-old Gregory shot and killed a 58-year-old man in a Minot apartment on Nov. 16, after the man reportedly tried to break up an argument between Gregory and another man.

Police arrested Gregory several hours later in New Town.

“We have entered into some preliminary settlement negotiations. At this point, I think the matter probably needs to be scheduled for trial,” said Steven Mottinger, Gregory’s attorney.

The courts scheduled a 12-person jury trial for Oct 8.

Gregory faces the chance of life in prison if convicted on the AA-felony charge.