Identity of South Dakota girl accused of murder remains unknown due to juvenile statusThe identity and fate of a juvenile accused of plotting and executing the murder of a 16-year-old Mitchell girl remains a mystery, at least to the public.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
The identity and fate of a juvenile accused of plotting and executing the murder of a 16-year-old Mitchell girl remains a mystery, at least to the public.
The South Dakota Attorney General’s Office is remaining quiet on any details surrounding “M.D.,” the accused girl who was 15 when she was arrested for the Nov. 10, 2009, murder of Jasmine Guevara. A representative from the office cited a policy that prohibits the office from commenting on juvenile matters. Public information will only come when and if M.D.’s case is transferred to adult court.
That means the status of M.D.’s case and even her location remains a secret.
M.D.’s accomplice, Alexander Salgado, was 21 when he pleaded guilty last year to second-degree murder as part of a plea agreement with the state. He was sentenced to life in prison and is currently serving his sentence at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls.
No one besides Salgado has been tried in adult court for the crime.