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Third homicide of 2014 in Sioux Falls

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Sioux Falls' third homicide of 2014 took place Thursday morning around 2:30.  Sioux Falls Police identified the victim as 21 -year-old Beverly Guerra, she was found with multiple stab wounds.

It happened inside an apartment at 1612 South Rock Creek Drive. 

The suspect, 28-year-old Michael Richard Martinez, was found inside the apartment.  Police say suspect Michael Martinez and homicide victim Beverly Guerra were boyfriend and girlfriend.  Guerra lived with her alleged attacker and that they had had an argument earlier in the evening.  The alleged attacker called police and tried to administer CPR.

Police say two minor children were present at the time of the homicide.

Martinez was arrested for 2nd Degree Murder and 1st Degree Manslaughter.


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