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Norquay sentenced to 10 more years


Kim A. "Junior" Norquay of Havre and Hays, born in 1979, was sentenced in state District Court in Havre to 10 years as a persistent felony offender after he pleaded guilty in a plea agreement to possession of a weapon by prisoner. Judge David Rice ordered the sentence to run consecutively with a 65-year sentence Norquay is serving for his conviction of deliberate homicide in the death of Lloyd "Lucky" Kvelstad of North Dakota. The District Court in Havre received notice last week that Norquay is appealing that conviction. The court received notice in August that James Joseph Main Jr. Of Hays, born in 1960, was appealing his conviction for deliberate homicide in the death of Kvelstad. Norquay was convicted of deliberate homicide after a trial in November 2008. He was sentenced in April to 65 years in prison with the order that he would not be eligible for parole for the first 25 years of the sentence. Main was convicted after a trial in February and was sentenced in May to 60 years in prison. He would be eligible for parole after 12 ½ years. Norquay was accused of illegally possessing a razor blade while he was in the Hill County Detention Center awaiting sentencing for his conviction in the death of Kvelstad. He was charged On Jan. 8, 2009. Under the plea agreement, Rice dismissed another charge of possession of a deadly weapon by a prisoner filed May, 1, 2008, when Norquay was accused of possessing a toothbrush on which he had sharpened the end of the handle to a point. Main and Norquay were charged with homicide after an investigation into the death of Kvelstad. The severely beaten body of Kvelstad, who was 38 at the time of his death in 2006, was found in the residence of Melissa "Missy" Snow Nov. 25, 2006. The drawstring from Norquay's hooded sweatshirt was found tied tightly around his neck. Kvelstad, a Caucasian, had been at a party at Snow's residence the day after Thanksgiving, a party at which all the other attendees were Native American. Snow pleaded guilty to a charge of tampering with physical evidence for cleaning up blood in her residence the night of the incident. She was sentenced to three-years with the Montana Department of Corrections with the last year suspended for the offense.


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