North Dakota girl, 14, dies after being beaten, suffocated and stabbed 25 times in a random assault while cycling home: Suspect, 23, ‘tells police he used meth the day before and doesn’t remember anything’
- Daisey ‘Jupiter’ Paulsen, 14, died Tuesday, four days after being choked and stabbed more than 20 times in a random attack in Fargo, North Dakota
- Paulsen was rushed to hospital, where she was hooked up to machines and survived for four days, but passed away on Tuesday.
- The suspect in this case – Arthur Prince Kollie, 23 – was arrested and told police he had used meth the day before and does not remember assaulting anyone
- He was on probation for a previous crime and has a long criminal record
A teenage girl has died after being choked, beaten and stabbed more than 20 times in a random assault while skateboarding past a shopping center on her way home.
Daisey “Jupiter” Paulsen, 14, was found bloody and unconscious by police at 7 a.m. Friday at a strip mall in Fargo, North Dakota.
Paulsen was skateboarding from her father’s house to her mother’s house when she was assaulted in a brutal assault and stabbing that lasted 20 minutes and was partially seen on a store’s security camera, court documents say.
Paulsen was rushed to hospital, where she was hooked up to machines and survived for four days, but passed away on Tuesday.
Police arrested Arthur Prince Kollie, 23, for the attack after he was reportedly seen over Paulsen by a passing garbage collector.
He was followed to a nearby Walmart where surveillance footage reportedly showed him stealing clothes to replace his bloodied t-shirt.
Kollie is said to have told police he had used meth the afternoon before and said he “didn’t remember” the incident. WDAY reported. He denied having been involved in an attack.
Daisey ‘Jupiter’ Paulsen, 14, was skateboarding to her home in North Dakota when police said she was attacked
Paulsen was hospitalized for four days after being beaten before succumbing to her injuries and dying on Tuesday.
Arthur Prince Kollie, 23, was arrested in connection with the deadly attack
He was charged with attempted murder, robbery and aggravated assault on a minor victim and bail was set at $1 million in cash after Monday’s appearance in court.
When told his accusations, he asked, ‘Attempted murder, as if she were alive? Or what? What does attempted murder mean?’ WDAY reported.
The Cass County Attorney’s Office told the outlet Tuesday afternoon that papers will soon be filed in court to bring the attempted murder charge.
Daisey’s family was devastated by her death, hoping she might recover from her injuries.
Her father Robert wrote on a GoFundMe page: “We just got word from the doctor today that our girl is too far gone and there’s nothing they can do. Just to gather family and say goodbye.’
According to court documents, the garbage collector was driving near the Party City strip mall around 7 a.m. when he saw a man wearing a white t-shirt and black pants standing over Paulsen with a hand on her. nose and the other on her throat.
Paulsen’s body was found near Party City in Fargo, North Dakota, less than two miles from North Dakota University.
The man fled the area, but by 7 p.m. that evening, police arrested Kollie at a Walmart about half a mile away.
The store’s security camera allegedly caught him packing new clothes and changing in the dressing room before leaving without paying. His bloodied shoes and clothes are said to have been found in the dressing room.
Fargo police said on Twitter that they are still searching for Paulsen’s belongings, including a burgundy backpack, a black backpack from an unknown brand, a black iPhone from an unknown brand in a black case and a black leather wallet with a woven pattern.
At the time of the attack on Paulsen, Kollie was on probation before being convicted in 2017 for a simple assault on a peace officer.
According to court documents, Kollie had also pleaded guilty to firing a firearm within the city limits on May 7, 2021, possessing a firearm as a felon and possessing drug paraphernalia.
He was sentenced to 18 months of supervised release and 27 days in prison, which he served.