Man Facing 80 Years In Prison In 2020 Sioux Falls Death

(Sioux Falls, SD) — A South Dakota man is facing 80 years in prison for the 2020 death of a Sioux Falls man. Josue Hernandez was sentenced Friday morning after previously pleading guilty to first degree manslaughter in connection with the death of Mitchell Houchins. The 22-year-old was initially charged with first-degree murder before entering into a plea agreement November 5th. Thirty years of the sentence was suspended, and Hernandez will receive credit for nearly a year served.

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