The Manvel, N.D., man said the brother he killed threatened him with a gun, but the court said that happened more than a decade ago. It upheld a ruling by state District Judge Lawrence Jahnke to bar testimony about that threat from Chisholm's trial.
Defense says jury should’ve heard about victim’s threatening behavior Rodney Chisholm, accused of killing his brother Donald, wants testimony from his brother Tom considered in evidence. Tom Chisholm reportedly promised to testify that Donald Chisholm once threatened him with a gun.
Theft trials for Manvel man convicted of killing brother also set
Sentencing has been set for July 18 for Rodney Chisholm, the Manvel, N.D., man convicted of murdering his brother Donald Chisholm last June, but his time on trial is not yet over.
A jury said Tuesday evening that Rodney Chisholm, 45, is guilty of murdering his brother, Donald, 59, last June 24. Chisholm, who faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison without parole, showed no obvious reaction to the verdict, looking down for a few moments.
The jury in the Rodney Chisholm murder trial began deliberations about 1:20 p.m. Tuesday after attorneys from both sides made their closing arguments Tuesday morning. Pizza was delivered to the jury about 5:40 p.m. after the 12 members asked to have dinner ordered in.
On tape, Rodney Chisholm tells investigators how he killed, buried his brother
The scalp, skull and brain of Donald Chisholm showed evidence of trauma and injury consistent with a medical finding of homicide, an autopsy physician said Thursday during the trial of Rodney Chisholm on the charge he murdered his older brother June 24 in rural Grand Forks County.
After being postponed twice, the murder trial of Rodney Chisholm, the rural Manvel, N.D., man who says he killed his older brother in self defense, begins this morning in state district court in Grand Forks.
The murder trial of a rural Manvel, N.D., man that was set to start Tuesday has been postponed until April 26.
Monday’s order from state District Judge Lawrence Jahnke says the defense and prosecution both agreed to reschedule Rodney Chisholm’s trial, but the order does not give a reason for the delay.
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