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Grand Forks Woman Sentenced for her Role in the Flying J Truck Stop Murder in Grand Forks, ND

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of North Dakota

FARGO – U.S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on October 31, 2017, Krystal Lynn Feist, age 32, of Grand Forks. ND, was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to serve 30 years in federal prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, for her role in the drug conspiracy and murder in furtherance of the conspiracy.  Judge Erickson further sentenced Feist to pay a $300 special assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

               Law enforcement’s investigation into the murder of Austin Forsman at the Flying J Truck Stop in Grand Forks, ND, in the early morning hours of March 11, 2016, resulted in the Indictment of 13 conspirators in connection with a methamphetamine ring in the Grand Forks area.  Feist, together with Modesto Torrez, were charged with the murder of Forsman, as well as the drug trafficking conspiracy.  Torrez was found guilty after a jury trial of drug trafficking conspiracy and murder in furtherance of the drug trafficking conspiracy as well as obstruction of justice.  Torrez is scheduled to be sentenced on December 1, 2017, in Fargo.

              This case was investigated by the Grand Forks Police Department, Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force, North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Homeland Security Investigations.

            This case was prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jake Rodenbiker, and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy Ensrud.

Updated November 1, 2017