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David Lang arraigned on murder charges

Lang entered plea of not guilty on two felony charges

David Lang, of Crown Point was charged with murder in the second degree in relation to the June 20, murder of his brother Russell.

David Lang, of Crown Point was charged with murder in the second degree in relation to the June 20, murder of his brother Russell.

— The man accused of shooting and killing his brother recently entered a plea of not guilty at his arraignment.

David Lang, 70, of Crown Point, was arraigned in Essex County Court on Aug. 13 on an indictment charging him with second-degree murder and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies.

Lang, represented by a public defender, entered a plea of not guilty for both charges.

Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague requested bail to be set in the amount of $1 million cash or $2 million bond.

Judge Richard Meyer set bail as requested and scheduled for motions and a future appearance date of Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.

Lang stands accused of shooting and killing his brother, Russell Lang, on June 19 following an altercation at the family farm where they lived on Lake Street in Crown Point.

On June 20, Russell was pronounced dead at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington.

When emergency responders arrived at the farm, they found both brothers in the driveway of the home. A .22 Magnum rifle was later located and secured by police and is believed to be the murder weapon.

State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Capt. Robert Lafountain said that David had admitted to the shooting during the 911 call.

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