He's accused of drugging his wife with a powerful painkiller and having sex with her without her knowledge.
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A District Judge has ruled that the jury in the upcoming trial of a Fargo doctor will hear no mention of cash, a pornographic magazine or a packaged sex toy. The items were found in the safe of suspended orthopaedic surgeon Jon Norberg during a police search of his home.
He's accused of drugging his wife with a powerful painkiller and having sex with her without her knowledge. The defense also wants prosecutors to spell out when the sex acts specifically took place. It contends that they were consensual.
Norberg attorney Bob Hoy told judge Douglas Herman that it wouldn't be fair to be able to use a "shotgun" approach by not identifying when the conduct took place.
The trial, which could last two weeks, is scheduled to begin with jury selection Nov. 5. Norberg admitted to the State Medical Examiner's Board that he gave his wife propofol 32 times to relieve her suffering from a chronic medical condition.