MINOT, N.D. (TCD) — Police arrested a 47-year-old woman this week who allegedly poisoned and killed her boyfriend last month.
According to the Minot Police Department, on Sept. 5, 51-year-old Steven Riley died at a Bismarck hospital after being transferred there from Trinity Hospital. An autopsy report concluded that he was fatally poisoned.
Upon further investigation, police determined his girlfriend, Ina Kenoyer, allegedly had “financial motives” to kill her boyfriend. Officials did not specify what those financial reasons were.
Police arrested Kenoyer on Monday, Oct. 30, on suspicion of Riley’s murder.
Kenoyer was booked into the Ward County Jail on a felony murder charge. She remains held without bond.
According to North Dakota state records, Kenoyer faces a maximum penalty of life in prison without parole if convicted.
Investigations Commander Capt. Dale Plessas said in a statement, “This case was extremely complex. Thank you to everyone who provided us with information that helped our investigators piece this together.”
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