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Associated Press, Published February 12 2013

North Dakota man charged in Westhope slaying

WESTHOPE, N.D. — A North Dakota man has been charged with killing another man with a rifle.

The Minot Daily News reports that 48-year-old Timothy Carl Mundt has been charged in the shooting death of 40-year-old Jessie Kirk in Westhope earlier this month.

Mundt is being held at the Bottineau County Sheriff's Department. His bond has been set at $500,000 cash or corporate surety.

Authorities have withheld the circumstances surrounding the killing.

A preliminary hearing in the case has not yet been set.