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The South Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday decided to allow a confession to stand in a Mitchell murder case. In circuit court in August 2012, attorneys for Maricela Diaz convinced...
The family of Jasmine Guevara is pleased they will see justice for the 2009 killing of the 16-year-old girl, according to South Dakota's attorney general. The South Dakota Supreme Court decided Thursday to allow the confession from Maricela Diaz that she killed Guevara on Nov. 9, 2009. "Our Supreme Court has determined that Miss Diaz was fully informed of her Miranda rights in both English and Spanish, and knowingly and intelligently waived those rights," said Attorney General Marty Jackley.
CORSICA -- Tears of pride welled in Peggy Fischer's eyes Wednesday when she realized her son would likely be recognized in the history books. Jake Fischer, now an attorney based in Corsica, is the first person in the state to participate in South Dakota's Rural Attorney Recruitment Program. The program -- approved by the South Dakota Legislature in 2013 -- is meant to bring young attorneys to rural South Dakota.
CHAMBERLAIN -- A former Chamberlain student said he has been censored after being denied a request to further discuss the playing of an American Indian honor song at a public school board meeting. James Cadwell, also a former teacher at Crow Creek Tribal School, is continuing his fight to include an honor song at Chamberlain's graduation to teach equality and include the American Indian culture.
Their romance began in an airplane. D.J. Fischer and Megan (Grove) Fischer, met at South Dakota State University and had a passion for the school. Their first date was spent in a plane, flying over campus. Megan admits she must have seemed nervous on the plane during that date, because just after takeoff, D.J. put his hand on her knee and "made everything seem so right," she explained. The couple eventually got engaged while flying in D.J.'s Piper Lance airplane, and they were married six weeks ago in Mexico. On Sunday evening, a single-engine plane piloted by D.J.
A Mitchell man charged with two counts of fourth-degree rape is also a comedy hypnotist who has performed at school and community events in South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska. Anthony Nuss, 24, was charged with the crimes in March and pleaded not guilty during circuit court in April. According to the Mitchell Police Division, Nuss admitted in his initial interview with law enforcement March 17 that he is a hypnotist and goes by the name Tony Nuss. Nuss' Facebook page states he is a comedy hypnotist and has performed shows in the area.
With a quick look at Maggie, a 5-year-old yellow labrador retriever, one would think she's a calm, friendly house dog who loves to get her belly scratched. But there's one clue that shows she's different than your normal, cuddly canine. Her collar reads "accelerant detection K-9." In short, she's an arson dog. Maggie is partnered with Chris Konrad, a South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) agent in Mitchell.
CHAMBERLAIN – Agnes Clement held an 8-by-10 photograph of her daughter, Crystal Schulz, as she addressed her daughter’s murderer.
Dakota Wesleyan University students, faculty and staff participated in the school’s annual Service Day on Tuesday in Mitchell. Alex Kuehler, 22, left, and Professor Bethany Melroe dig around a tree...
The Davison County Commission passed a resolution Tuesday for eight new speed limit signs and a "children at play" sign to be posted in a residential area west of the Highway 37 bypass in Mitchell. Planning & Zoning Administrator Jeff Bathke brought the issue to the commissioners at their regular meeting at the Davison County Courthouse in Mitchell. Bathke said a resident who lives on Fourth Avenue was concerned about people driving too fast near his home. "He has small children and would like to have a sign there," Bathke said.