A 24-year old Rapid City man, accused of stabbing Deziree Martinez to death at the Price Motel back in March, is set to change his plea later this month.
Vincent Mousseaux was excused from his status hearing in Seventh Circuit Court Friday morning.
Mousseaux earlier pleaded not guilty to alternative counts of first and second degree murder and two alternative counts of aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing Martinez more than 40 times at the Price Motel on East North Street on March 8th.
The aggravated assault charges are for allegedly trying to stab Hawk Chavez, Jr. who police say was trying to defend Martinez.
Mousseaux also faces a charge of simple assault on a law enforcement officer for allegedly assaulting a correctional officer in the Pennington County Jail in July.
According to court documents, Mousseaux was on probation when the murder occurred, after he was sentenced for burglary charges in July of 2016.
A change of plea hearing was set for December 14th.