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Published April 16, 2013, 02:56 PM

Trial set for 2 men in death of Bismarck man

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — An August trial has been scheduled for two Mandan men accused of failing to get help for a 30-year-old Bismarck man who later died from injuries sustained in a fight.

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — An August trial has been scheduled for two Mandan men accused of failing to get help for a 30-year-old Bismarck man who later died from injuries sustained in a fight.

Thirty-four-year-old Christopher Vernon and 29-year-old Joseph Houle have pleaded not guilty to felony reckless endangerment in the October death of Derek Oshkeshequoam. The charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and $5,000 in fines.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that Vernon and Houle are slated to stand trial Aug. 19.

Authorities say Oshkeshequoam was hurt and knocked unconscious in a fight with another man Oct. 27 during a party at a house in Mandan. They say two men left Oshkeshequoam at a hospital emergency room the next day. He died later from his injuries.

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