Minot man faces murder charge in shooting death of father
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Minot man with murder in the slaying of his father.
Officers responding to a report of a man with a gunshot wound on Friday found 55-year-old Mark Vickerman of Minot dead at the scene. His 28-year-old son, Christopher, was charged Monday and made an initial court appearance.
He did not immediately enter a plea. He was ordered held without bond and ordered to return to court June 20 for a preliminary hearing. Court documents indicate he has applied for a public defender.
The Minot Daily News reports that a police affidavit does not discuss a possible motive in the case.
Christopher Vickerman faces up to life in prison without parole if convicted.