Who is Arthur Prince Kollie? Drifter stabs North Dakota girl, 14, over 25 times to death
Daisy 'Jupiter' Paulsen was reportedly skateboarding from her father's house to her mother's when she was attacked
FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA: A 14-year-old girl was stabbed more than 20 times in a random attack while skateboarding to her mother’s house on Friday, June 4, in Fargo, North Dakota. She has died from her injuries, her family said. As per the latest reports, the young girl lost her life and her organs are being preserved to "try and save some lives".
"We just got word from the Doctor today that Our baby girl is too far gone and there isn’t anything they can do," Daisy 'Jupiter' Paulsen's father Robert Paulsen wrote on the GoFundMe page that was set up following the brutal attack to help with the medical bills. The page has raised more than $45K of its $50K goal. "Just to gather family and to say our goodbyes… This is a very dark moment in our lives. Thank you all for the prayers, shares, and donations." 22-year-old Arthur Prince Kollie, her alleged attacker, will now reportedly face a murder charge, a Cass County prosecutor said on Tuesday, June 8.
As per the latest report, Robert said that that his daughter, Jupiter Paulsen, had been declared brain dead by a doctor and tests were being completed to determine her official time of death. Robert told WDAY News that the family plans to conduct a Walk of Honor for his daughter on Wednesday, June 9. They also have two services are planned, one private and one for the community. Jupiter Paulsen lived in Fargo and was a student at Cheney Middle School.
Who is Arthur Prince Kollie?
As per the latest local reports, Arthur Prince Kollie is a 22-year-old drifter with no fixed address. He was arrested on Friday, June 4, on aggravated assault, robbery, and attempted murder charges. But after Jupiter's death, he will now face a murder charge, according to Cass County prosecutors.
Mental health issues and drugs
He told investigators that he "suffers from anxiety, depression, and multiple personality disorder," and lived at an area shelter. “Kollie stated he used methamphetamine during the afternoon of June 3rd and [had] not slept since using,” according to the report. "Kollie stated he was walking in the area of the assault at the time, but repeatedly stated he did ‘not recall’ when asked about the assault."
Kollie’s attorney, Mark Anthony Beauchene, reportedly did not respond to a request for comment.
What happened that day?
According to a police report obtained by The Daily Beast, the random attack occurred on the morning of June 4, in a parking lot of a strip mall in the West Acres section of Fargo. Daisy was reportedly skateboarding from her father's house to her mother's at around 7 am on Friday morning when she was attacked and robbed.
The report states that a city sanitation worker was driving by when he saw a man in black pants and a white shirt (who was later identified as Kollie) "leaning or standing over" Paulsen. "The offender had one hand on the victim’s nose and the other hand on her throat," it says. The report adds that Kollie ran away once the city employee came close.
As per the report, Kollie allegedly choked the young girl and stabbed her more than 20 times over the course of about 25 minutes. The attack was caught in part on security video from a store in the area of the attack, which reportedly occurred near Party City, at 4340 13th Ave S, in Fargo.
"Surveillance video from Walmart showed the male take some clothing and enter a room," the police report says. "The male exited the room wearing new clothing. Officers responded to the Walmart and found discarded black pants with red staining appearing to [be] blood in the room the male went into. Officers also located discarded shoes with what appeared to be blood in the same room."
At the time of the attack, Kollie was reportedly on probation for assaulting a police officer in 2017. He is being held on $1 million cash bail.