(Grand Forks, ND) -- The North Dakota Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal from the man accused of murdering Grand Forks Officer Cody Holte and his own mother.
Salamah Pendleton is appealing his conviction on two murder charges after the May 2020 shooting. He was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for the murder of Holte and life in prison for the murder of his mother, Lola Moore. He was also sentenced to 20 years each for the attempted murders of Sergeant Kelly McLean and Corporal Ron Nord, and five years for each count of terrorizing and reckless endangerment.
The shooting happened when two Grand Forks County deputies attempted to enforce an eviction on Pendleton and his mother for not paying rent.