Arthur Prince Kollie is an immigrant from Liberia who was pampered and protected by the judicial system. He was arrested constantly. He was convicted of numerous felonies. He was sentenced to prison repeatedly but barely ever served any time.
In 2017, Kollie was convicted of a felony for an attack on a female worker at a juvenile corrections facility. He was sentenced to a year. The judge gave him credit for 176 days of time served and stayed the rest of the sentence.
In 2019, he was sentenced to a year in prison for multiple probation violations. In late 2020, he began racking up new charges, including felony gun crimes. On May 7, 2021, he was sentenced to two years in prison. Yet he committed a savage murder less than one month after being sentenced.
On June 4, 2021, 14-year-old Jupiter Paulsen was riding her skateboard from her father’s house to her mother’s house early in the morning in Fargo, North Dakota.
She was attacked by Kollie and beaten for an estimated thirty minutes. She was stabbed over two dozen times, stomped on, and strangled. The attack only ended when Kollie was chased away by a sanitation worker.
Paulsen was on life support for several days before she died.
Last month, Kollie was found guilty of murder. This week, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.