- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A judge has set at $1 million the bond for a western South Dakota man accused of stabbing his roommate to death.

KOTA (http://bit.ly/1dilymN ) reports Magistrate Judge Todd Hyronimus on Tuesday set the bond for 21-year-old Samuel Tyburec. The Rapid City man has been charged with second-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Tyburec stabbed Matthew Wassenaar in the back five times on Saturday. Both were roommates at a subdivision southeast of Rapid City.

Tyburec’s attorney in court told the judge that Tyburec has no criminal history and is not a flight risk. But Hyronimus sided with the prosecution in setting the $1 million bond.

Second-degree murder carries a mandatary life prison sentence.

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Information from: KOTA-TV, http://www.kotatv.com

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