South Dakota man sentenced to prison time on felony murder charge in Mower County District Court

A Sioux Falls, South Dakota man who pleaded guilty to one of three felony murder charges against him in Mower County District Court stemming from the shooting death of an Austin man at his residence in June of 2021 has been sentenced to prison time. 

19-year old Miguel Nunez Jr. was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for a felony charge of 2nd degree murder, without intent, while committing a felony for the June 5th, 2021 shooting death of 45-year old David Harris at his residence in the 100 block of 12th St. NE in Austin.  Austin Police reported that Nunez shot Harris multiple times in the chest during an attempted drug robbery, and he was then arrested at a residence in Sioux Falls on July 15th, 2021.  

Nunez had also been charged with a felony for 2nd degree murder, with intent, not premeditated and an additional count of felony 2nd degree murder, without intent, while committing a felony, and Nunez originally pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against him on August 12th, 2021.  

Nunez was given credit for 477 days already served, and he was also fined just over $1,000. 

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