Lawyers for Rapid City shooting suspects want single trial

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RAPID CITY, S.D. -

The latest on the prosecution of Cierra Walks, a suspect in a shooting at a Rapid City home on Oct. 4, 2017. CRIME DETAILS


March 14

In an unusual move, lawyers for Maricelo Garcia and his alleged accomplice, Cierra Walks, have made a motion for a joinder of defendants, which will allow Garcia and Walks to be tried together. A hearing on the motion is scheduled for April 25.

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Feb. 20

On Tuesday, Cierra Walks, 19, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana.

She is still being charged as an accessory to first-degree murder. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 5 years.

A sentencing date has not yet been announced.

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Jan. 31

Cierra Walks, 19, appeared in court Tuesday for a motions hearing.

Both the state and defense proceeded with non-evidentiary motions.

Walks has a scheduled status hearing for Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m.

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Jan. 2

Cierra Walks, 19, appeared in court Tuesday for a status hearing.

She is being charged as an accessory to first-degree murder. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 5 years.

Maricelo Garcia, 21, is accused of fatally shooting Clinton Farlee, 20, in October of 2017.

Walks allegedly drove the vehicle that helped the duo flee to Porcupine, S.D.

Walks' attorney, Paul Brankin, asked the judge to reduce the $100,000 bond. The judge denied that request.

Walks has a scheduled motion hearing for Jan. 16, followed by her trial. The trial begins Feb. 20.

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