MANDAN, N.D. (AP) _ An August trial has been scheduled for two Mandan men accused of failing to get help for a 30-year-old Bismarck man who later died from injuries sustained in a fight.
Thirty-four-year-old Christopher Vernon and 29-year-old Joseph Houle have pleaded not guilty to felony reckless endangerment in the October death of Derek Oshkeshequoam (awsh-KEESH-kuh-wahm). The charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and $5,000 in fines.
Vernon and Houle are slated to stand trial Aug. 19.
Authorities say Oshkeshequoam was hurt and knocked unconscious in a fight with another man Oct. 27 during a party at a house in Mandan. They say two men left Oshkeshequoam at a hospital emergency room the next day. He died later from his injuries.