Yankton man pleads not guilty to murder in April 6 shooting
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A Yankton man accused of killing another man after a fight inside a city restaurant has pleaded not guilty to murder.
Twenty-two-year-old Jameson Mitchell is accused of fatally shooting Lucas Smith in an alley on April 6. The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that he entered his plea Thursday and is to stand trial in late August.
The potential punishments for conviction are life imprisonment or the death penalty. Deputy State’s Attorney Erich Johnke was granted another month to determine whether the prosecution will seek the death penalty if Mitchell is convicted.