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Moorhead man accused of killing mother

A Moorhead man who is suspected of murdering his mother has been officially charged with second-degree murder.

Prosecutors in Clay County, Georgia, charged 25-year-old James Diawo Kollie Jr. with a felony on Monday. On Monday, law enforcement officials revealed that the deceased was Receia Kollie, 56, the mother of James Kollie.

The homicide, according to the criminal complaint, was not planned out ahead of time.

In the hours before 11 p.m. on Thursday, police were called to the home of Receia and James Kollie on 32nd Street South. After not seeing her daughter as they had agreed, the mother’s family went to check on her and discovered her sitting on the floor of the foyer, according to the criminal complaint.

According to the police, there was no evidence of a break-in.

On Monday, Capt. Deric Swenson of the Moorhead Police Department announced that the victim had died from several instances of “sharp force trauma.” He added the police still haven’t located the firearm.

According to Swenson, the police think Receia Kollie was slain earlier in the day. The murder accusation was filed after a witness allegedly observed Receia Kollie driving her 2016 black Honda Pilot approximately 1:45 p.m. Thursday in Fargo. The allegation said that she made a purchase around 2:10 p.m. that day.

According to the lawsuit, James Kollie’s phone was used by an unknown caller to contact his mother around 6 p.m. The lawsuit states that between Thursday at 6 a.m. and Thursday at 4:09 p.m., he had his phone within 300 feet of Receia Kollie’s residence.

They think James Kollie stole his mother’s car after she was killed. On Monday, Swenson still hadn’t found the black 2016 Honda Pilot with the registration plates HFE-185.

According to the complaint, phone records show that Kollie departed the Moorhead region on Thursday at 4:11 p.m. and arrived in the Wahpeton, N.D., area roughly an hour later.

James Kollie was taken into custody without incident on Friday night and is now being held at the Richland County Jail in Wahpeton.

According to the criminal complaint, when the defendant was informed that his mother had passed away, he did not react with any distress. The lawsuit alleges that James Kollie’s “strong resentment” against his mother stems from the fact that he was arrested and forced to leave the home in the days leading up to her murder.

After his release from prison on the domestic violence accusation, James Kollie said he took a hitchhiking to Wahpeton.

He is anticipated to be extradited to Moorhead to face trial. As of Monday, a first court appearance date had not been scheduled for him in Clay County District Court.

James Kollie may spend up to 40 years in jail if he is found guilty.

Anybody who comes across the car should contact the police. Please contact the Red River Regional Dispatch Center at 701-241-5417 and ask to speak with a Moorhead police supervisor if you have any information on James Kollie or saw him between November 29 and December 2.

Also on the 27th of November, James Kollie was taken into custody on charges of making death threats against his mother. The complaint for the murder accusation said that an audio recording captured James Kollie telling his mother that he “was ready to take your life.”

Although no physical violence was involved, his mother told police she was worried he may murder someone if he ever lost control of his “volatile” emotions.

According to the records, she also disclosed to authorities that her son was experiencing mental health problems.

James Kollie was arrested and charged with domestic abuse, a misdemeanor, however he was not required to post bail and was therefore freed. It was very forbidden for him to contact his mom.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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