INFORUM.com | WDAZ.com

WDAY: The News Leader

Published July 09, 2010, 10:22 AM

Man charged in brother's death claims self-defense

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Manvel man charged with murder in the killing of his brother says it was self-defense. Rodney Chisholm told the Grand Forks Herald that he and his brother had a dispute over property and that Donald Chisholm attacked him with a metal pipe.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Manvel man charged with murder in the killing of his brother says it was self-defense.

Rodney Chisholm told the Grand Forks Herald that he and his brother had a dispute over property and that Donald Chisholm attacked him with a metal pipe.

Forty-five-year-old Rodney Chisholm told the newspaper he defended himself with his own pipe and then strangled his 59-year-old brother because he feared for his life. He said he didn't report his brother's death because he didn't trust the sheriff's department.

Authorities say a body believed to be that of Donald Chisholm was found Wednesday evening on family property northeast of Mekinock. He had not been heard from since June 25.

Rodney Chisholm's bail is set at $1 million. A July 15 hearing is set on whether the court should appoint a public defender.

Tags: