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Published July 10, 2012, 11:52 AM

Bond set for North Dakota man charged in deaths of 2 boys

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bond has been set for a North Dakota man charged with manslaughter and drunken driving after two young brothers from Texas died when authorities say he lost control of his speeding pickup truck and drove over their tent at a campground.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bond has been set for a North Dakota man charged with manslaughter and drunken driving after two young brothers from Texas died when authorities say he lost control of his speeding pickup truck and drove over their tent at a campground.

Northeast District Court Judge Michael Sturdevant set bond Tuesday for 30 year-old Juan Acosta, of Newburg, at $250,000.

Acosta told the judge that he would be requesting a court-appointed attorney.

Acosta also is charged with reckless endangerment and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Acosta was arrested after the crash early Sunday morning. The crash killed 5 year-old Alaries Ruiz and his 9 year-old brother, Cyris Ruiz. Their 28 year-old father, Juan Ruiz, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries. The boys' friend, 9 year-old Anthony Tabarez Jr., of Newburg, has minor injuries.

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