By Associated Press - Saturday, March 5, 2016

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Sioux City man charged in the fatal stabbing of another man has pleaded not guilty.

The Sioux City Journal ( ) reports that 47-year-old Elias Wanatee pleaded not guilty Friday to one count of first-degree murder.

Police say Wanatee had been arguing with 50-year-old Vernon Mace at Mace’s daughter’s house before stabbing him six times around 2 a.m. on Feb. 17. Mace later died at a hospital.

If convicted, Wanatee would face a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. His trial has been set for May 24.


Information from: Sioux City Journal,

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