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Family of Sioux Falls teenager wants plea deal dismissed

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The family of a Sioux Falls teenager who admitted to playing a role in the fatal shooting of another teen wants his plea deal tossed out after his co-defendant was found not guilty.

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - The family of a Sioux Falls teenager who admitted to playing a role in the fatal shooting of another teen wants his plea deal tossed out after his co-defendant was found not guilty.

The Argus Leader reports 19-year-old Robert Montes pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder in August in exchange for prosecutors dropping a murder and manslaughter charges against him.

Montes admitted to driving while co-defendant Conner Hanson shot and killed 18-year-old Anthony Gabriel.

On Wednesday, jurors found Hanson not guilty of all charges.

Montes is awaiting a sentencing hearing, but now that Hanson has been found not guilty, his step father says the deal should be dismissed.

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Minnehaha County State's Attorney Aaron McGowan said the outcome of Hanson's trial has no bearing on Montes' plea deal.

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