Do you mean Life in prison as in Life without parole?
If he is convicted of a Class AA felony (equivalent to First Degree Murder) then the sentence would be mandatory life in prison without parole. The court would have no discretion to sentence him to a lesser term.
If he is convicted of a Class A felony (equivalent to Second Degree Murder) then the maximum sentence would be life in prison with parole eligibility after serving 30 full years in prison. However, the court would have discretion to sentence him to a lesser term.
This whole deal came about from the alleged ringman of this whole thing. A man named Gene Kirkpatrick who allegedly arranged to have the father of his four year old granddaughter murdered over a family custody squabble of the little girl. The father who was murdered was a prominent dentist here in Fargo by the name of Dr. Philip Gatuso, so news of this grisly crime naturally shocked this usually fairly quiet city. Kirkpatrick allegedly paid Nakvinda $2,000 to kill Dr. Gatuso. Kirkpatrick has been charged in connection with his involvement in the case and is scheduled to go on trial in April.
Just Google search the names of the principals in this case and you should get a number of hits.