BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Court documents unsealed Friday show a Minnesota man charged with attacking and trying to kill a priest in North Dakota believed the priest had sexually assaulted the man’s girlfriend.
Police say the woman’s story changed when she was interviewed, and the Catholic Diocese of Fargo is standing by the priest, saying the woman denied rape allegations to diocese officials.
Chad Legare, 42, of Alexandria, Minnesota, is accused of assaulting the Rev. Robert Wapenski Jan. 30 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Anamoose. He’s charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and burglary.
An affidavit from state Bureau