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Mitchell man pleads guilty to first-degree manslaughter charges

(KMIT - Mitchell, SD) A Mitchell man charged in the stabbing death of another Mitchell man last year has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter.  In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to a 25-year prison sentence for 60-year old Robert Ladenburger (LAY-den-burger).  Ladenburger had been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter, and aggravated assault.  Those charges are now dismissed.  In August of 2020, Mitchell police were called to an apartment building on West 2nd Avenue where they found a large amount of blood and a trail of blood that led them to the Mitchell Public Safety Building.  They found 56-year old Rodney Bahm (bame), who had been stabbed several times.  Bahm died the next day at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital.  Sentencing was set for October 5th.

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