First Degree Manslaughter

Man Accused Of Stabbing Woman 40 Times Pleads Guilty

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City man has admitted fatally stabbing a 30-year-old woman at a motel last spring. Twenty-four-year-old Vincent Mousseaux pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree manslaughter in the killing of his roommate Deziree Martinez. Police say Martinez was found dead March 8 in a room at the Price Motel in Rapid City following an argument involving…

Man Sentenced To 50 Years In Fatal Rapid City Motel Beating

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for fatally beating an acquaintance at a motel last December. 34-four-year-old Clifford Gilbert was sentenced Thursday. Gilbert pleaded guilty in August to first-degree manslaughter in the death of 61-year-old Robert Smith at the Stardust Motel in Rapid City. Police found Smith unconscious inside…

Mitchell Man Charged With Manslaughter In Stabbing Death

Courtesy: Davison County Sheriff’s OfficeMITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A Mitchell man accused of stabbing another man to death outside of an apartment complex has been charged with first-degree manslaughter. Forty-nine-year-old Anthony Lewis allegedly stabbed the 30-year-old man four times after a confrontation early Tuesday. The victim’s name hasn’t been released. Police say the two men knew one another and had…

Hamill Man Pleads Not Guilty In Death Of Former Girlfriend

BURKE, S.D. (AP) – A Hamill man accused of killing his former girlfriend has pleaded not guilty. The Daily Republic reports that 46-year-old Chance Harruff during a Tuesday hearing pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter. He had initially been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Kristi Olson. A court filing says Harruff…

Life Sentence Upheld For Man Who Killed Former Girlfriend

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a Minnesota man’s life sentence for an attack in a Sioux Falls apartment that left his former girlfriend dead and a man wounded. The high court in a Wednesday opinion rejected Janno Talla’s argument that the sentencing court had abused its discretion in giving him life imprisonment for first-degree…