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Mar 19, 2013 8:30 PM by Angela Douglas - Q2 News

North Dakota murder suspect appears in Yellowstone County court

BILLINGS - The man accused in a fatal shooting in Williston, North Dakota over the weekend appeared in a Billings courtroom Tuesday afternoon.

Jonathan Horvath, 46, was captured in Billings Monday afternoon after fleeing North Dakota over the weekend.

Horvath appeared in Justice Court today via video from the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.

Horvath is accused of killing Derrick Spiegel, 28, outside of a Williston strip club early Saturday morning.

He has been charged with murder and reckless endangerment for the crime committed in Williams County.

Horvath told Judge Larry Herman that he will not fight extradition back to North Dakota. He told the judge that he just wants to get back there and get the incident taken care of.

Horvath was arrested yesterday afternoon when local authorities tracked him down just west of Billings. The suspect was spotted running in a field near 56th Street West. After a short foot chase Horvath surrendered.

The murder victim was married and a father of two young children. His funeral will be held Thursday in Williston.

Details are still being worked out on when Horvath will be returned to North Dakota to face the charges there.

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