FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ The father-in-law of a Fargo surgeon accused of drugging and raping his wife says his son-in-law tried to cut a deal with him a week before trial.
Doctor Jon Norberg has pleaded not guilty to charges he had sex with Doctor Alonna Norberg without consent after giving her an anesthetic.
Alonna Norberg's father, Robert Knorr, testified Wednesday that Norberg suggested to him that Alonna Norberg recant her story to help the families.
Knorr said Jon Norberg told him he wanted a ``global settlement'' on the criminal matter, the couple's divorce and a civil case Knorr filed against Jon Norberg in a dispute over Knorr's house.
Defense attorney Robert Hoy told the court it was an effort by his client to resolve all pending court cases.