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HAVRE - A jury found a Havre man, Kim Norquay Jr., guilty of murder and tampering with physical evidence in a verdict delivered Friday.

The 29-year-old Norquay was accused of killing Lloyd Kvelstad, a transient from North Dakota, on Nov. 24, 2006.

According to court records, Kvelstad and James Main Sr. got into a fight about Christopher Columbus and the American Indian Movement during a party at the home of Melissa Snow in Havre.

Officers responding to a report of a death found Kvelstad's body. An autopsy determined he was beaten and strangled to death.

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Main is also is charged with murder and is scheduled to stand trial in February.

Snow was charged with tampering with evidence for cleaning up Kvelstad's blood from her carpet. She pleaded guilty last year.

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