SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man accused in a 2020 shooting death has taken a plea deal in the case instead of going to trial.
Twenty-five-year-old Rashaun Guest has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of Lamar Hood. Guest had been charged with first- and second-degree murder along with the manslaughter charge.
First-degree manslaughter carries a sentence of up to life in prison. By taking the plea deal, Guest avoids being possibly convicted by a jury of first-degree murder that has a mandatory life-sentence.