Sutton makes initial appearance in court

Maria Sutton, 32, Minot, appeared for her initial appearance in court today.

Sutton is charged with negligent homicide, a Class C felony, in the death of Robert Morrison, 49, Westhope, shortly after 1 a.m. on June 23. The death resulted from a head-on collision on North Broadway in Minot.

A Class C felony carries a maximum penalty of five years and a $10,000 fine if a conviction occurs.

A preliminary hearing, where a plea will be entered, is scheduled for Nov. 21.

Flint McColgan