RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for killing a woman he grew up with at a motel last spring.
Twenty-four-year-old Vincent Mousseaux had earlier pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the killing of 30-year-old Deziree Martinez at the Price Motel on March 8. Authorities say he and the victim grew up in the same foster family.
The Rapid City Journal says South Dakota Assistant Attorney General Scott Roetzel argued for a life sentence, noting that Martinez was stabbed at least 40 times following an argument. The defense asked for a "reasonable sentence" at Monday's hearing.
Police found Martinez's body at the motel after a passer-by saw her body because her room door was open. She had six children.
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