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‘I Choked Her Out Too Long’: North Dakota Man Accused of Killing Girlfriend During Alleged Meth-Fueled Dispute

Fargo Man Confesses to Choking Girlfriend in Dispute Over Meth: Cops
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Randall Duffy told police he 'choked her out too long' after finding his girlfriend deceased, officials said.

Jun. 15 2024, Published 12:03 p.m. ET

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A North Dakota man has been arrested after he allegedly killed his girlfriend during an argument over drugs, according to authorities.

Around 11:45 a.m. on June 8, officers were dispatched to a domestic dispute at a home in Fargo, according to the local police department.

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At the residence, officers located 61-year-old Randall Duffy, who told officers that he and his girlfriend, 59-year-old Jody Campbell, allegedly got into a fight over meth and a meth pipe and he “choked her out too long," police said.

Campbell's body was located inside of a closet.

According to court documents obtained by Valley News Live, Duffy alleged to investigators that he and Campbell were active meth users and he was upset because he thought Campbell had stolen his meth and meth pipe.

The documents claim Duffy told police that he was trying to leave the apartment, but Campbell blocked the door and continued to yell at him, so he put Campbell in a headlock to “get her to stop.”

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Duffy said Campbell then went limp and fell to the floor, the court documents state, noting that he left the apartment for about an hour and came back to find her still lying there.

Officials said Duffy waited up to seven hours before calling 911.

According to investigators, Duffy has noticeable scratches on his chest, arms and the side of his neck.

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Duffy was arrested and booked into the Cass County Jail on a murder charge, authorities said.

On social media, the victim's place of employment, Blackbird Woodfire, posted: “If you’ve dined at Blackbird, you probably know that Jody was the face and heart of the restaurant. A passionate server, a trusted friend and coworker, and a caring soul in the community…She was a joy to have known and she will be missed terribly. We’ll do our best to channel her spitfire energy, her heart of gold, and her passion for serving others as we move forward.”


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