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The Rev. Dr. Howard and Barbara Hart
September 29, 2014
Witnesses testify about crash that killed Klumb, Spindler
LAKE ANDES -- Blue tarps and yellow flags dotted the golf course at Randall Hills Golf Club in Pickstown the evening of July 8, 2013. Those tarps...
September 29, 2014 - 9:57pm
September 23, 2014
Winner jury convicts Pierre teen in 2012 shooting
By Kevin Burbach WINNER (AP) — Jurors on Tuesday convicted a Pierre teenager of killing one classmate and threatening another after an argument about a paintball incident, rejecting the defense's argument that the 16-year-old boy's shooting death was an accident. The jury...
September 23, 2014 - 10:07pm
Jury deliberating in classmate murder trial
WINNER (AP) — The jury in the murder trial of a Pierre teenager accused of killing his classmate is deliberating after hearing closing arguments and of the potential for lesser charges. Braiden McCahren is charged with first-degree murder for the death of 16-year-old Dalton...
September 23, 2014 - 3:08pm
September 18, 2014
Testimony continues in trial of Pierre teenager
WINNER (AP) — The prosecutor in the case of a Pierre teenager accused of killing a classmate continues to call witnesses to the stand. KCCR-AM reports jurors on Thursday heard from the two police officers who interviewed Braiden McCahren and the sole witness to the shooting...
September 18, 2014 - 10:35pm
September 15, 2014
Murder trial for slain Pierre teen finally begins
By Kevin Burbach PIERRE (AP) — A week before Christmas in 2012, 16-year-old Braiden McCahren and two friends were hanging out at McCahren's house in Pierre after school. By 5:30 p.m., police had a call of a gunshot at the home and soon after one of the boys, 16-year-old Dalton...
September 15, 2014 - 6:49am
July 2, 2014
Grandfather of dead boy suffers stroke in courtroom
CHAMBERLAIN — A 54-year-old man was taken from the Brule County Courthouse courtroom Tuesday morning after suffering a stroke. Myron Walters Ziegler is the maternal grandfather of Mason Naser, the 4-year-old boy who died in February 2013 after being beaten to death by his caretaker,...
July 2, 2014 - 6:47am
May 19, 2014
Prosecutor to update commissioners on teen's murder trial
PIERRE (AP) — The prosecutor in the murder trial of a Pierre teen will update Hughes County commissioners this week. KCCR-AM reports Beadle County State's Attorney Michael Moore is representing Hughes County in the case of 17-year-old Braiden McCahren. Moore is scheduled to...
May 19, 2014 - 6:49am
May 12, 2014
Trial delayed for Pierre teen accused of murder
PIERRE (AP) — Trial has been delayed for a Pierre teenager charged in adult court with killing another teen. Judge John Brown on Monday granted a continuance requested by the attorneys for 17-year-old Braiden McCahren. The teen has two new defense attorneys handling his case...
May 12, 2014 - 12:20pm
May 1, 2014
Pierre teen's murder trial moved to Winner
Braiden McCahren, 17, will go on trial for murder on June 2 in Winner.
May 1, 2014 - 11:18pm
April 14, 2014
Jury deliberating in McVay death sentencing trial
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls jury is deliberating to decide whether a mentally ill man should be sentenced to death for killing a woman as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama. The panel of seven men and five women on Monday began deliberations in the case...
April 14, 2014 - 6:38pm
April 10, 2014
Doctor unsure if child's death was deliberate or accidental
CHAMBERLAIN -- A forensic pathologist testified Thursday that she could not determine a specific injury that caused the death of 4-year-old Mason Naser. Dr. Janice Ophoven, who has a private practice in Woodbury, Minn., said Naser's death could have either been deliberate or a...
April 10, 2014 - 9:51pm
April 9, 2014
Pediatrician calls Naser "a battered child"
CHAMBERLAIN — A pediatrician testified Wednesday that the pattern and number of bruises on Mason Naser were "very concerning" and not those suffered in normal child activities. "He was a battered child," said Dr. Nancy Free, a board certified pediatrician and medical director...
April 9, 2014 - 10:45pm
April 8, 2014
Coroner says child had scars all over body
CHAMBERLAIN -- Four-year-old Mason Naser's liver and pancreas were severely injured due to blunt force trauma, which caused him to bleed internally, according to expert testimony Tuesday. The trial of Donika Gonzales continued Tuesday at the Brule County Courthouse. She is accused...
April 8, 2014 - 9:50pm
Defense in Pierre shooting case can survey public
PIERRE (AP) — Lawyers of a 17-year-old boy accused of murder have received permission to conduct a public survey on the trial. The survey may influence whether the boy's lawyers seek to change the trial's venue. The trial of Braiden McCahren of Pierre is currently set for...
April 8, 2014 - 5:43pm
April 7, 2014
Recording shows woman admitted to abusing child in death case
CHAMBERLAIN -- Donika Gonzales admitted to law enforcement in February 2013 that she abused 4-year-old Mason Naser for wetting his pants, a recording showed Monday during a trial in Brule County. The recording was from an interview conducted by the South Dakota Division of Criminal...
April 7, 2014 - 8:23pm