RAPID CITY, S.D. — A man accused of fatally stabbing a Rapid City woman in 2015 wants a judge to throw out statements he made to investigators.

Richard Hirth is charged in Seventh Circuit Court with first-degree murder and other counts in the slaying of 22-year-old Jessica Rehfeld.

Pennington County prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Hirth and Rehfeld’s ex-boyfriend, Jonathon Klinetobe. Police say Klinetobe hired Hirth and another man to kill and bury Rehfeld. She had been missing for a year before a witness came forward and led authorities to her grave near Rockerville.

The Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/2viohGn ) says Hirth wants to exclude statements he made to investigators in May 2016. A judge Tuesday scheduled a Nov. 16 hearing on the matter.


Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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