Mo. farmer pleads guilty to killing 2 brothers from Wisconsin in 2019 murder case

A Missouri man plead guilty to a 2019 murder of two brothers.
Published: Oct. 24, 2019 at 5:10 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2022 at 7:06 AM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - A Missouri farmer accused of killing two brothers who disappeared in July 2019 has pleaded guilty.

Garland Nelson, 25, admitted in court Friday that he killed 24-year-old Justin Diemel and 35-year-old Nicholas Diemel, of Shawano County, Wisconsin, after they came to his farm to collect a debt from a cattle contract.

In exchange for his plea to two counts of first-degree murder, several other charges such as abandonment of a corpse, were dropped.

Prosecutors said Nelson killed the Diemels in July 2019, burned their bodies and dumped their remains on a manure pile.

He was supposed to be raising and selling cattle for the brothers, who came to the farm to collect a $250,000 debt.

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