Feb 08, 2020 3:00 PM

Man accused of killing Wisconsin brothers appears in court

Posted Feb 08, 2020 3:00 PM

A man accused of killing two brothers from Wisconsin made his first in-person court appearance in Missouri. Garland Joseph Nelson did not speak during Thursday's hearing.

A preliminary hearing date was set for March 24. Nelson, of Braymer, is accused of killing 35-year-old Nick Diemel and 24-year-old Justin Diemel, 24, of Shawano County, Wisconsin.

A probable cause statement says the brothers visited Nelson to collect a $250,000 debt.

Their remains were found in Missouri and Nebraska.

The brothers were reported missing July 21 after they failed to show up for a flight home.