CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A man accused of killing a Mitchell woman last month has pleaded not guilty to murder and manslaughter charges.
Thirty-six-year old Kent Gene Davidson is accused of killing 26-year-old Crystal Schulz. Her body was found March 14 in a shed at her mother’s residence in rural Chamberlain.
The Mitchell Daily Republic reports that Davidson was arraigned Monday at the Brule County Courthouse. He was shackled and wearing an orange jail jumpsuit with a white bulletproof vest under a blue hooded sweat shirt.
Davidson was indicted last month on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and manslaughter. A fourth charge alleges Davidson possessed a firearm while committing a felony.
Davidson requested a court-appointed attorney, and Circuit Judge Bruce Anderson appointed Sioux Falls attorney Clint Sargent to continue representing Davidson.
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