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Published July 18, 2011, 10:59 AM

Rodney Chisholm Sentenced to 30 Years For Murdering Brother

A North Dakota man convicted of murdering his brother in a dispute over land was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison.

By: Associated Press,

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man convicted of murdering his brother in a dispute over land was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison.

A jury in May found 45-year-old Rodney Chisholm of Manvel guilty of killing his 59-year-old brother, Donald, in June 2010. He could have faced life in prison without parole.

Defense attorney Steven Light says he plans to appeal.

Chisholm on Monday also was sentenced to five years in prison on several theft counts unrelated to the murder charge.

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