Manvel, N.D., man accused of murdering brother waives hearingA rural Manvel, N.D., man accused of killing his brother waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday.
By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald
A rural Manvel, N.D., man accused of killing his brother waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday.
Rodney Chisholm, 45, opted not to hold the hearing during which a magistrate would have decided whether there’s enough evidence for the case to proceed.
Chisholm is set to be arraigned in state District Court on Sept. 20.
According to a court filing, Chisholm told investigators he killed his 59-year-old brother, Donald, on or about June 24 by either hitting him in the head with a metal pipe, strangling him or a combination of the two.
Chisholm told the Herald his actions were in self-defense after his brother, a farmer from Manvel, swung at him with a metal pipe. The brothers were reportedly in a dispute over a plot of land near Mekinock, N.D., that belongs to their mother.