- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

KENNEBEC, S.D. (AP) - A grand jury in Lyman County has indicted a 27-year-old woman on one count of second-degree murder.

Attorney General Marty Jackley says Whitney Turney, of Oacoma, was indicted Wednesday. She’s accused of killing Calvin Shields on Sept. 4. Authorities say Shields was stabbed to death.

Jackley says 27-year-old Dayna Wells was also indicted on one count of accessory to a crime. Authorities allege Wells assisted Turney in her attempt to conceal, destroy or alter evidence.

Theresa Maule Rossow, Turney’s attorney, says her client intends to plead not guilty.

Turney is in custody in Winner. She has a bond hearing scheduled for Friday morning.



If convicted, Turney faces a mandatory life sentence in prison.

An attorney is not listed for Wells. She could face up to five years in prison.

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