- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Mandaree man facing second-degree murder charges plans to plead insanity.

KXMB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1wXRDDt ) that 31-year-old Marcel Chase is charged in federal court with second-degree murder in the death of Toby Young Bear, also of Mandaree.

A federal magistrate judge entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of Chase on Monday, but told him he would have the option to change it later.

Defense attorney Paul Myerchin said earlier this week he will request his client undergo an evaluation to determine if he is competent to stand trial. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Volk said he would not object to an evaluation.

Court documents show the incident took place in December. The allegations behind the charge are part of a sealed federal grand jury indictment.

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Information from: KXMB-TV, http://www.kxnet.com

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