- Associated Press - Sunday, December 6, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Trial has been delayed until next year for a Mandaree man accused of killing another man with his bare hands on the Fort Berthold Reservation.

Marcel Chase is accused of killing Toby Young Bear a year ago during a fight while the two men were using methamphetamine. In October he was deemed competent to stand trial after a lengthy psychiatric evaluation.

Chase was scheduled for a three-day trial beginning Dec. 15. His attorney asked for and received a continuance, saying he needed more time to prepare and that he also wanted a longer trial.

Prosecutors did not object to the defense request, and U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland rescheduled trial to begin Feb. 8. Hovland said a five-day trial is anticipated.

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