Garland Nelson Court Papers Released
The Caldwell County Prosecutors released the probable cause statement that supports the charges of alleged first-degree murder against Garland Joseph Nelson in the deaths of Nick and Justin Diemel of Wisconsin, which were announced earlier today.
According to Fox 4 News Kansas City, the probable cause statement says the Diemel brothers had traveled to Missouri and were to meet with Nelson to collect $250,000 from the sale of cattle.
The document also indicates Nelson allegedly killed the brothers with a rifle on his farm near Braymer. A neighbor reported hearing the shots that day. Nelson then hid the bodies and later burned them before hiding the remains.
Investigators also found Nelson’s blood-stained clothing linked by DNA to Nicholas Diemel and a spent shell casing from the suspected weapon in that clothing.
Nelson allegedly admitted to having a firearm, which he was not allowed to have as a convicted felon.
The probable cause statement, which includes gruesome details, can be found HERE.