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South Sudanese Man identified in homicide Sunday in Sioux Falls

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A 39-year-old woman was stabbed to death Sunday after a verbal altercation with a man in northern Sioux Falls.

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Josephdeng Aganj Mamot, 50, of Yankton, faces multiple charges, including first and second degree murder and two counts of first degree manslaughter after police were dispatched to the 5800 block of N. Gold Nugget Ave. shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Mamot stabbed Akoat Mater to death after the two got into a verbal argument, Lt. Terrance Matia said.

Officers responded to a report of a stabbing around 2 p.m. on Saturday on the 5800 block of N. Gold Nugget Avenue.

Officers responded to a report of a stabbing around 2 p.m. on Saturday on the 5800 block of N. Gold Nugget Avenue.
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What we do know is they were in a domestic relationship,” Matia said. “They were known to each other.”

Matia said during the argument Mamot used a knife and stabbed Mater “numerous times.” Mater was pronounced dead at the scene.Mamot, who was detained on scene, was injured during the altercation and was taken to a hospital for medical treatment, Matia said. He was then taken to the police department for questioning.

Detectives were also able to obtain evidence at the scene, and on Mamot, but Matia could not speak to what the evidence was because the investigation is ongoing, he said.

“We believe he is the individual responsible for her murder, which is why he’s in jail currently,” Matia said.

In South Dakota, first degree murder is a class A felony and punishable by life or death. Second degree murder, a class B felony, is punishable by life in prison, Minnehaha County State’s Attorney Crystal Johnson said.

First degree manslaughter is a class C felony, punishable by up to life in prison, she said.

It’s too early to tell whether Johnson will be pursuing the punishment for the charges to the fullest extent of the law possible, she said.

“We’re gathering the evidence, and as the case goes on, we will make that determination,” Johnson said.

Mamot will appear in court this afternoon.

Source: Argus Leader

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