Five-year mark of conviction in killing of Jack Sjol

Published: Dec. 17, 2019 at 8:23 PM CST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

Tuesday marks five years to the day that a guilty verdict came down in a high-profile murder case in the Bakken.

On Dec. 17, 2014, a jury convicted Ryan Stensaker in the killing of Williston rancher Jack Sjol.

The 58-year-old Sjol went missing in April of 2013, and his body was found in rural Williams County that May.

Sjol was born in Minot but spent much of his life in the Williston area.

The trial was moved from Williams County to Ward County due to increased publicity.

Stensaker, now 40, is currently serving a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole.