Fargo Man Charged with Murder

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A Fargo man has been charged with murder in the death of a man in the victim's downtown apartment.

43-year-old Darrell Peterson is accused of hitting 64-year-old Duane Darling with a piece of furniture. A neighbor called police after they opened the door to Darling's apartment and saw him covered in blood at Pioneer Manor on 11th street north shortly before 7 Tuesday morning.

The complaint says Peterson was found at another Fargo apartment. During a later interview, he told police that he was drunk and didn't remember anything. Peterson then said he and Darling got into an argument and he was defending himself.

Peterson has a long criminal record going back to at least 2005. Many of the charges are misdemeanors for drinking in public. Three of the charges were for panhandling.

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