- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WOONSOCKET, S.D. (AP) - Law enforcement authorities in South Dakota are making public some details of a slaying that happened in late August in Woonsocket, including the victim’s cause of death.

The South Dakota attorney general’s office tells The Daily Republic (https://bit.ly/2cChBbI ) that the victim, Woonsocket resident Jennifer Gibson, died from a stab wound to the neck. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Thirty-three-year-old Matthew Novak has been charged with first-degree murder and two other counts in the Aug. 31 death of Gibson. Novak is scheduled to appear in court for motions hearings in November and for trial in January.

Authorities arrested Novak at a home after the incident that prompted a nearby school to go on lockdown.

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Information from: The Daily Republic, https://www.mitchellrepublic.com

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