Attorneys waiting for DNA results

Prosecutors and defense attorneys both are awaiting DNA results in the case of a Rapid City woman charged with murdering her boyfriend in September.

Chari Miranda, 20, is charged with four alternate counts connected to the death of 24-year-old Richard Standing Bear.

Miranda can only be convicted of one of the counts. They are second-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence upon conviction; two first-degree manslaughter counts, which carry up to life in prison; and second-degree manslaughter, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Attorneys on Tuesday asked 7th Circuit Judge A.P. “Pete” Fuller to set a status hearing next month, after the DNA results are expected to be complete. Fuller set a hearing for Feb. 19.

Miranda remains in custody at Pennington County Jail on a $1 million cash or surety bond.

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