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Plea talks ongoing in Marty shooting

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MARTY -- Prosecutors are negotiating a plea agreement with a man accused of fatally shooting his uncle and wounding another relative.

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According to court documents filed Wednesday, a plea agreement is being discussed for Dancing Bull Fischer. He is accused of carrying out the crime with an assault rifle Nov. 27 at a trailer home near Marty on Yankton Sioux tribal land.

Tuesday was the deadline for attorneys to notify the court of a plea agreement, but that has now been extended to July 2.

Fischer, 24, pleaded not guilty in January to an indictment charging him with one count of second-degree murder, one count of assault with intent to commit murder and two counts of discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

The charges stem from an incident that happened around 1 a.m. Nov. 27, when Fischer allegedly killed Tony Fischer Sr. and wounded Dominic Fischer at a trailer home near Marty. An affidavit by Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Michael Melcher alleges Fischer used an assault rifle in the shooting.

If convicted, Fischer could face life in prison for the murder charge. He is scheduled to stand trial in July if a plea agreement is not entered.

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