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Published May 02, 2011, 05:02 PM

Rodney Chisholm Takes Stand in His Own Murder Trial

A Manvel man accused of killing his brother took the witness stand Monday. 45-year-old Rodney Chisholm is on trial for the murder of his brother, Donald Chisholm.

A Manvel man accused of killing his brother took the witness stand Monday.

45-year-old Rodney Chisholm is on trial for the murder of his brother, Donald Chisholm.

On the stand Monday, Chisholm admitted killing his brother after tying his hands, striking him with a metal pipe and strangling him.

He says Donald had short bursts of rage because of pain medication he was on. The brothers also had a dispute about land.

Rodney says his brother swung at him first.

"He's out of control and I've seen him in these rages and as far as a one on one confrontation, I don't think I could take him," Chisholm said.

Chisholm says he looked for his cell phone to call authorities but never found it.

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