Now that 26-year old Nathan Chase has been found guilty of second degree murder by a jury in Seventh Circuit Court, a date has been set for his sentencing.
Chase faces mandatory life behind bars and will be sentenced on November 1st.
Chase fatally stabbed Jeremy Little on January 23rd of this year at the South Dakota Rose Inn in Rapid City.
He was found six hours after Little was killed with the murder weapon in his pocket.
Chase chose not to be at Friday's hearing and his attorney, Ellery Grey, said in court Friday morning that Chase also does not want to be present at his sentencing next week.
Chase also faces charges of simple assault on a law enforcement officer as well as threatening a law enforcement officer that allegedly took place on August 29th in the Pennington County Jail.
Chase has earlier pleaded not guilty to those charges.
Pennington County deputy states attorney Josh Hendrickson said he's still waiting to determine how he wants to move forward with those charges and it will be addressed during sentencing next week.