Omar Mohamed Kalmio, 27, made an initial appearance in front of Northwest District Court Judge Douglas Mattson at the Ward County Courthouse Tuesday on three additional counts of Murder, Class AA Felonies.
The original charge of murder against Kalmio was for the death of Sabrina Zephier, 19, the mother of his child. Counts 2, 3, and 4 are for the deaths of Jolene Zephier, 38; Dylan Zephier, 13; and Jeremy Longie, 22. The bodies of the deceased were found at two different residences in Minot on Jan. 28, 2011. Sabrina Zephier's child was discovered unharmed at Sabrina Zephier's residence.
During Tuesday's appearance, Mattson explained to Kalmio that the state has the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that Kalmio committed the murders. He told Kalmio that he has the presumption of innocence and that a jury would have to rend
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