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Rapid City man pleads not guilty in motel killing

RAPID CITY (AP) -- A Rapid City man has pleaded not guilty to charges he fatally stabbed a woman at a motel. Twenty-three-year-old Vincent Mousseaux is charged with first-degree murder and an alternative of second-degree murder in the death of 30...

RAPID CITY (AP) - A Rapid City man has pleaded not guilty to charges he fatally stabbed a woman at a motel.

Twenty-three-year-old Vincent Mousseaux is charged with first-degree murder and an alternative of second-degree murder in the death of 30-year-old Deziree Martinez. Police say Martinez was found dead March 8 in a room at the Price Motel in Rapid City following an argument involving Mousseaux.

A prosecutor has said Martinez was stabbed 40 years.

Mousseaux entered his plea Friday. The Rapid City Journal reports prosecutors are expected to inform the court in May if they plan to seek the death penalty.

Mousseaux is also facing alternate charges of aggravated assault. Police say he stabbed another person in the hotel room.

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