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Rapid City man pleads not guilty in brutal killing

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RAPID CITY (AP) — An 18-year-old Rapid City man accused of brutally killing a man in a West Main Street alley last month has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

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The amended plea was added Monday by Michael Hand's lawyer after Hand pleaded not guilty to second degree-murder. Hand remains held in jail under a $500,000 bond.

Authorities say the body of 47-year-old Myron Rock was found on July 6. An autopsy showed that Rock died from blunt force trauma and strangulation.

The Rapid City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1vzuKu6) that Hand told a judge Monday he was taking the anti-depressant Prozac.

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