Suspect Statements Barred From SD Shooting Trial
July 27, 2010, 7:11 AM
RAPID CITY, SD -
A judge has barred from trial some statements given to police by a Rapid City man accused of shooting and critically injuring another man last December.
Twenty-year-old Simon Torres is to stand trial late next week on charges of attempted first-degree murder and an alternate count of aggravated assault in the shooting of 20-year-old Shane Bordeaux at the Lakota Nation Invitational basketball tournament.
Judge Thomas Trimble on Monday granted a defense motion to suppress parts of Torres' interview with police. Defense attorney Matt Skinner had argued that the statements came after his client had made it clear he no longer wished to talk.
Police Detective Bill Parsons says that in the statements, Torres confessed to the crime.
© 2010 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
8/25/2014 2:34 PM
The CEO of Sutton Bay Resort in central South Dakota died after rolling his 2014 Polaris Ranger late Sunday night.
8/24/2014 10:43 AM
31-year-old Bridget Franzen failed to report to a work release job on Saturday, August 23.
8/26/2014 11:31 AM
Authorities in northwest Iowa are investigating a serious crash involving a car and a school bus.
8/27/2014 10:54 AM
Faith Rasmussen, 21, and her 55-year-old mother Theresa Rasmussen admit they were bringing marijuana from California to South Dakota and distributing ...
8/24/2014 4:41 PM
A Spencer, SD man is dead after a vehicle crash near Canova on Sunday.