Slaying suspect won’t face death penalty if convicted
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.
Information from: Aberdeen American News, http://www.aberdeennews.com