Man That Killed Wisconsin Brothers Now Faces Federal Charges

A Missouri man charged in the murders of two Wisconsin brothers has now been charged in federal court, with mail fraud 

Charges against 27-year-old Garland Joseph Nelson come from the scheme which led to the fatal shooting of Wisconsin brothers Nicholas and Justin Diemel.  Nelson is scheduled to go on trial next year in state court for the killings.  

Investigators say he agreed to feed and pasture the Diemel cattle, sell them, then send the profit to Diemel’s Livestock in Shawano County. Although he did pay the brothers some money, he apparently sold, traded, or killed many of the Wisconsin cattle without paying up.  The Diemels were at the farm in Braymer, Missouri in July 2019 to collect 215-thousand dollars when they were killed.