- Associated Press - Thursday, April 17, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A man accused of stabbing a southeast South Dakota woman to death is being held on a $1 million cash-only bond.

Forty-one-year-old John Senn made his initial court appearance Thursday in Canton. He is charged with alternate counts of premeditated murder, felony murder and second-degree murder, along with robbery and burglary.

Sioux Falls Police say Senn on Wednesday stabbed 53-year-old Brenda Hansen. Authorities say Senn took prescription painkillers from Hansen and argued with the Sioux Falls woman before stabbing her.

The Argus Leader reports that Senn’s lawyers did not oppose the bond set by the presiding judge.

Police say Senn and Hansen knew each other.

This is the city’s second homicide in 2014. Residents of the neighborhood where Hansen lived say their sense of security has been shattered.



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