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SD suspect in ND killing back in jail

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A South Dakota man accused of killing a North Dakota man is back in jail after undercover officers say they spotted him drinking in a Mandan bar while out on bond.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A South Dakota man accused of killing a North Dakota man is back in jail after undercover officers say they spotted him drinking in a Mandan bar while out on bond.

Twenty-seven-year-old Nicholas Caspers is to stand trial in Bismarck beginning Nov. 30 in the death of 30-year-old Paul Varner. The Bismarck Tribune says Caspers had been free on bond since making his initial court appearance March 4.

Caspers is an auctioneer who had worked previously for Varner's father, Joe Varner, who owns several sale barns in South Dakota, Minnesota and North Dakota, including Wishek Livestock Sales.

Authorities allege that Caspers went to Paul Varner's home in Wishek and punched him, and that broken bones in Varner's face caused him to suffocate. Caspers claims self-defense.

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