“Dakota Spotlight” host James Wolner tosses the true crime
playbook aside and dives into the many facets of grief — from those
whose loved ones were taken by the hands of a killer, and from
those whose loved one killed.

Trisha Taurinskas Inforum

When employees arrived to work on April 1, 2019, at RJR Maintenance & Management in Mandan, North Dakota, they found the owner, Robert Fakler unresponsive in a pool of blood. Police and first responders soon arrived and discovered three additional deceased employees. All four had been viciously murdered. And the killer was still at large. These crimes stunned and paralyzed the community. 

A local chiropractor named Chad Isaak was soon apprehended for the crimes. He was later sentenced to life in prison for the cold-blooded killings. Chad Isaak never spoke out about why he committed these terrible acts leaving the families without any answers. He took his own life at the North Dakota State Penitentiary on July 31, 2022.

In Season 9 of the Dakota Spotlight James Wolner re-examines the case. With exclusive interviews with surviving family members of the victims and with the perpetrator’s family, Wolner gets to the heart of the matter.


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