Rapid City murder suspect pleads not guilty to October shooting

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The latest on the prosecution of Maricelo Garcia, accused of fatally shooting Clinton Farlee at a Rapid City home on Oct. 4. CRIME DETAILS


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Maricelo Garcia is accused of first-degree murder in the Oct. 4 shooting of 20-year-old Clinton Farlee in Rapid City. He appeared at the Pennington County Courthouse for an arraignment hearing Thursday.

Garcia, 21, pleaded not guilty to the crime, which carries a maximum penalty of death.

Garcia and Cierra Walks, 19, were wanted for the homicide before being captured in Porcupine on Oct. 6. Walks is accused of being an accessory to the crime of first-degree murder.

Garcia will appear in court again on Nov. 30 for a non-evidentiary motions hearing.

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