Rapid City man accused of strangling his sister makes first appearance in court

Nicklaus Houchin of Rapid City is accused of murdering his sister.
Nicklaus Houchin of Rapid City is accused of murdering his sister.(Aleah Burggraff)
Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 5:31 PM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - 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.