A North Dakota teenager who was stabbed while skateboarding has died days after the attack and the suspect in custody in connection with the crime is now expected to be charged with murder.
“We just got word from the Doctor today that Our baby girl is too far gone and there isn’t anything they can do,” Daisy “Jupiter” Paulsen’s father, Robert, wrote on a GoFundMe page four days after the random June 4 attack that left his daughter brain dead. “Just to gather family and to say our goodbyes… This is a very dark moment in our lives. Thank you all for the prayers, shares, and donations.”
The day of the assault, Paulsen, 14, was riding her skateboard in Fargo on her way to her mother’s home just before 7 a.m. when Arthur Prince Kollie, 23, allegedly strangled and stabbed her 25 times, KVRR reported.
Security footage showed the attack lasted around 20 minutes, according to The Forum.
Officers found Paulsen bloody and unconscious near a strip mall and emergency responders dispatched to the scene immediately began providing life-saving measures.
According to police, a witness saw the suspect wearing a white t-shirt that had blood stains, but police and a canine unit were unable to locate him at the time. Surveillance video from Walmart allegedly shows Kollie went to the store after the stabbing and changed into new clothes. He then left the business without paying.
Citing court documents, The Forum reported Kollie allegedly told authorities he had used methamphetamine the day before Paulsen’s stabbing but he denied he had anything to do with the crime.
In addition to murder, Kollie faces charges of aggravated assault and robbery. A judge set his bail at $1 million.