Rapid City teen pleads guilty to murder in clerk’s death
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City teenager accused of killing a convenience store clerk during a January robbery has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
Carlos Quevedo was 17 but was charged as an adult. He’s now 18.
Authorities say Quevedo and 19-year-old Cody Grady killed 45-year-old Kasie Lord as they tried to steal beer from a Loaf ’N Jug store. Quevedo was accused of stabbing Lord more than three dozen times.
Quevedo said in court he had used medicine, marijuana and alcohol, and blacked out and doesn’t remember what happened.
He’s to be sentenced Feb. 12. He can’t receive a mandatory life sentence because he was 17 at the time of his crime, but he can receive a prison term of any number of years.
Grady is scheduled for trial in late February.