Trial date scheduled for suspect in Austin murder case from June 2021

A trial date has been scheduled in Mower County District Court for a Sioux Falls, South Dakota man who is facing three felony murder charges stemming from the shooting death of an Austin man at his residence in June of 2021.  

18-year old Miguel Nunez Jr. has been charged with a felony for 2nd degree murder, and two counts of felony 2nd degree murder, without intent, while committing a felony in the June 5, 2021, death of 45-year old David Harris.  Authorities reported that Nunez shot Harris multiple times in the chest during an attempted drug robbery at his residence in the 100 block of 12th St. NE in Austin.  Nunez was arrested at a residence in Sioux Falls on July 15th, 2021.  

Nunez pleaded not guilty in August 2021 but a trial date had not been scheduled until Thursday.  He is now scheduled to stand trial in Mower County District Court beginning July 11th.

Nunez is being held in the Mower County jail on a $1 million bond.

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