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Slaying suspect won’t face death penalty if convicted

November 30, 2018

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Prosecutors won’t seek the death penalty against a woman accused of fatally stabbing another woman in Aberdeen should she be convicted.

Thirty-eight-year-old Tanisha Jordan-Mondo of Aberdeen has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the death of 37-year-old Michelle Ladner.

Authorities found Ladner suffering from stab wounds at her apartment building on July 19. She died six days later at a Sioux Falls hospital.

Trial is set for Feb. 19-22. The American News reports Brown County State’s Attorney Chris White said in court documents that the death penalty will not be pursued should Jordan-Mondo be convicted. He said the case doesn’t have any of the necessary aggravating circumstances under state law.

Jordan-Mondo would face life in prison if convicted.

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Information from: Aberdeen American News, http://www.aberdeennews.com

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