Not guilty pleas entered by four defendants charged in April shooting death

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Published: May. 13, 2021 at 5:32 PM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Tracy Laughlin,32, Travis Nelson,35, Gilbert Reyna,38, and William Long,55 are all charged with aiding and abetting first-degree murder ... as well as second-degree kidnapping and aiding and abetting aggravated assault.

Those charges all stem from the April 9 shooting death of Jesus Vance inside the South Dakota Rose Inn

The four all entered not guilty pleas to the charges.

The aiding and abetting 1st-degree murder charge carries a sentence of either death or life in prison if convicted.

The other three charges carry a maximum of 15 years behind bars.

Laughlin and Long are also charged as habitual offenders, Nelson will be arraigned on a habitual offender charge at a later date.

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