North Dakota – A 14-year-old Fargo girl was brutally murdered by a complete stranger while she was out skateboarding last Friday.
Daisy “Jupiter” Paulsen was skateboarding from her father’s house to her mother’s house on Friday morning when 23-year-old Arthur Prince Kollie violently attacked the young teen.
According to court documents, Kollie was on probation for a 2017 conviction for simple assault.
On May 7, 2021, Kollie also pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm within city limits, possessing a firearm as a felon and possessing drug paraphernalia, Inforum reported.
The stabbing, which took place at a Fargo strip mall located on 4340 13th Ave S, was caught on surveillance video.
The teen girl underwent surgery but succumbed to her injuries and died on Tuesday, her father said.
“She is a victim of a random attack,” her dad Robert wrote in the description for Paulsen’s GoFundMe and said the attacker “beaten, strangled, and stabbed my daughter 25 times.”
Kollie, who has no permanent address, was initially charged with attempted murder, robbery and aggravated assault in connection with the attack.
The Cass County State’s Attorney’s Office confirmed Tuesday afternoon that papers would soon be filed with the court to amend the attempted murder count and charge Kollie with murder.
During an appearance in Cass County District Court on Monday, June 7, a judge set bail for Kollie at $1 million, cash only.
According to court documents:
A garbage worker was driving near Party City when he saw a man wearing a white T-shirt and black pants leaning or standing over Paulsen with one hand on her nose and the other on her throat.
The man ran from the area, but police later traced him to a Walmart store about half a mile west of where the stabbing occurred.
Surveillance video from Walmart showed an individual grabbing new clothing, putting it on in a changing room and leaving without paying.
Police found discarded shoes and clothing covered in blood in the changing room.
Later, police found a man matching the description of the individual who took clothing from Walmart and identified him as Kollie.
Questioned by police, Kollie said he used methamphetamine the afternoon of June 3 and denied any role in the assault on the morning of June 4, according to court documents.
Kollie said he was walking in the area where the assault occurred but repeatedly stated he did “not recall” when asked about the incident.
Court documents state that when Kollie was told he was under arrest for robbery and attempted murder, he responded by saying: “attempted murder, as is she alive? Or what? What does attempted murder mean?”