A South Dakota man accused of killing his sister by strangulation is being held on $100,000 cash bond.
Nicklaus Houchin, 28, is charged with first-degree manslaughter in Thursday’s death of 31-year-old Danielle Houchin of Rapid City.
The brother and sister were in a vehicle with several others who were delivering an online food order. The group was drinking alcohol and stopped at a restaurant to pick up some food when the siblings got into a physical fight, officials said.
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Rapid City Police Department spokesman Brendyn Medina said the altercation occurred inside the vehicle where the woman was strangled.
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According to authorities, the group drove to the Rushmore Crossing shopping center before calling 911, the Rapid City Journal reported.
Police found woman on the ground near a vehicle. Danielle Houchin died while a medical team was transporting her to a hospital, police said.
The state argued for the $100,000 cash bond Monday in court on the grounds that Houchin is a danger to his family and others. The public defender’s office opted to reserve a bail argument for another date.
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A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 11.
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