Minot man faces murder charge in shooting death of father

MINOT, N.D. – Prosecutors have charged a Minot man with murder in the death 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 was ordered held without bond and ordered to return to court June 20 for a preliminary hearing.  He has applied for a public defender.

A police affidavit does not discuss a possible motive in the case.

Christopher Vickerman faces up to life in prison without parole if convicted.

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