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ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — An Aberdeen man accused of shooting and killing an Andover woman and setting her apartment on fire has pleaded not guilty.

Thirty-six-year-old Jose Quinones-Rodriguez is charged with first-degree murder, arson and burglary, among other charges. Prosecutors say Quinones-Rodriguez killed 25-year-old Tawny Rockwood between Feb. 8 and 9.

The American News reports that a judge on Friday denied a request to lower the defendant’s $1 million cash bond. Trial was set for Jan. 2.

Court documents show that Rockwood was shot twice in the back of the head.


Information from: Aberdeen American News,