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Man enters plea for fatal Walmart stabbing

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A 30-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to charges he stabbed his former girlfriend to death in a Walmart parking lot.

Michael Young entered the plea Monday to charges of first-degree murder, fetal homicide, felony violation of a protection order and stalking for the deaths of 30-year-old Morgan Myers Goodhart and her unborn child. 

Young was tracked to a nearby motel after the April 26 stabbing, where he was discovered bleeding from self-inflicted stab wounds inside a restroom. He was hospitalized until June. 

The Pennington County State's Attorney's Office has not yet decided whether to seek the death penalty for Young. If convicted of either first-degree murder or fetal homicide, he would face mandatory life imprisonment.

 

 

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