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Supreme Court justices, from left, Steven Zinter, John Konenkamp, David Gilbertson, Glen Severson and Lori Wilbur listen to arguments in the case of State v. Diaz on Monday at Black Hills State University in Spearfish. (Katie Adkins/For The Daily Republic)

Accused teen killer Diaz: Savvy or naive?

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SPEARFISH — Maricela Diaz was either a confused and frightened abuse victim who was unable to understand what police were telling her, or she was a savvy teenaged murder mastermind who believed she could lie her way out of trouble, according to lawyers on opposite sides of her case.

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