Rapid City man accused of strangling his sister makes first appearance in court
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - A man accused of killing his sister last week made his first appearance in court Monday.
28 -year-old Nicklaus Houchin is accused of strangling 31-year-old Danielle Houchin while in a car that was used for an app-based food delivery service.
Witnesses told police there were other people in the vehicle drinking and driving around Rapid City when a physical confrontation between the siblings resulted in Nicklaus allegedly choking Danielle until she became ‘unresponsive.’
Houchin is charged with first-degree manslaughter and if convicted, he faces up to life in prison
His bail is set at $100,000 cash.
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