New York man pleads not guilty in three Rapid City homicides

36-year-old Arnson Absolu of Bronx, New York, pleaded not guilty in three Rapid City homicides on Tuesday at the Pennington County Courthouse.
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RAPID CITY, S.D. — A New York man charged with three counts of First-Degree Murder pleaded not guilty at the Pennington County Courthouse on Tuesday.

36-year-old Arnson Absolu, of Bronx, New York, is charged with killing Charles Red Willow, Ashley Nagy and Dakota Zaiser.

Red Willow of Rapid City, and Nagy of Greeley Colorado, were victims of a homicide that occurred on August 24 near Meadowlark Drive. Zaiser’s remains were found near Sheridan Lake on September 22.

Absolu pleaded not guilty to all three charges. He is considered an habitual offender for having two past felonies. This essentially means that with those two prior felonies, the charges brought up in court could be of higher degree.

At one point during the investigation, Absolu was extradited to South Dakota after being in custody in a New York Jail. He is currently being held at Pennington County Jail without bond.

The next court date is set for March 30 at 9 a.m.

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