IR man convicted of murder

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A jury has found an Iron River man guilty of stabbing his friend to death at an oilfield crew camp in North Dakota.

Ryan Anderson was convicted Wednesday of murdering 32-year-old Christopher King, also of Iron River, in March 2013.

Authorities say the attack was part of an alcohol-fueled dispute at a crew camp between Ray and Tioga, northeast of Williston. A defense attorney argued that Anderson had acted in self-defense.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison without parole.

Anderson’s trial earlier was moved to the eastern North Dakota city of Grand Forks after his attorney successfully argued he couldn’t get a fair trial in Williams County because of extensive news coverage of the case.