Mitchell man pleads guilty in stabbing death

A Mitchell man charged in the stabbing death of another Mitchell man last year has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter.

In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to a 25-year prison sentence for 60-year old Robert Ladenburger. He had been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter, and aggravated assault. Those charges have been dismissed.

In August of 2020, Mitchell police were called to an apartment building where they found a large amount of blood and a trail of blood that led them to the Mitchell Public Safety Building.

They found 56-year old Rodney Bahm, who had been stabbed several times. Bahm died the next day at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital.

Sentencing for Ladenburger is set for October 5th.


August 18, 2021