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Melvin Norlund confers Friday with his attorney, Kris Brown, in East Fork Justice Court. Norlund, 81, is facing a charge of open murder. He is being held in Douglas County Jail.

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Elderly man admits shooting caretaker

An elderly Fish Springs man admitted Tuesday to second degree murder in the shooting death of his caretaker, though he still claimed it was an accident. Melvin Norlund, 81, faces up to life in prison after he admitted to one count of second degree murder in the Nov. 21, 2013, shooting death of Catherine Mary Costanza, 51.

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