Sioux Falls man acquitted of manslaughter in fatal shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A jury in Sioux Falls has acquitted a man of manslaughter in a fatal shooting that happened during a struggle for a gun.

Jurors deliberated late into Monday night before finding 34-year-old Marcus Anderson guilty of possession a firearm as a felon, but acquitting him of first-degree manslaughter and aggravated assault.

Anderson fatally shot Jerell King while Anderson was caring for his girlfriend’s child. King, the child’s father, confronted Anderson at the woman’s home and a struggle ensued. Anderson argued that he was justified in using deadly force to defend himself against King. Defense attorney Jason Adams pointed to threatening messages left by King to Anderson’s girlfriend and to Anderson prior to the shooting.


October 26, 2022