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Two men plead not guilty in death of Bismarck man

crime Jamestown,North Dakota 58401
Jamestown Sun
Two men plead not guilty in death of Bismarck man
Jamestown North Dakota 121 3rd St NW 58401

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) -- Two Mandan men have pleaded not guilty in the October death of a 30-year-old Bismarck man.

Thirty-four-year-old Christopher Vernon and 28-year-old Joseph Houle are charged with felony reckless endangerment for their roles in the death of Derek Oshkeshequoam (awsh-KEESH'-kuh-wawm). The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

Authorities say two men brought Oshkeshequoam to the hospital in a wheelchair on Oct. 28 and then left. Oshkeshequoam had head injuries and was unable to speak, and later died from the injuries

Twenty-three-year-old Colten Towry has been charged with felony manslaughter in the case.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that Vernon and Houle are scheduled to be back in court on April 8.