Mundt pleads ‘not guilty’

Timothy Carl Mundt, 48, pleaded “not guilty” to Class AA felony murder in Northeast District Court in Bottineau County Monday afternoon after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing.

Mundt is charged with the shooting death of Jessie Kirk, 40, in Westhope on or around Feb. 5.

A date for the trial has not been set but will probably take place in early October, according to Bottineau County assistant state’s attorney Anthony Benson. Mundt is represented by William Hartl of Rugby.