PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- A judge in Hughes County has ordered no bond for a Pierre woman charged with 2nd Degree Murder. Appearing in court through a video stream from the Hughes County Jail, 38 year-old Crystal Pumpkinseed was very emotional, sobbing while responding to Magistrate Judge Tara Adamski as Adamski read the charge to Pumpkinseed. Hughes County States Attorney Jessica LaMie says a significant criminal history played into her request for no bond.
LaMie says a judge issuing no bond is common for a series charge like 2nd Degree Murder.
LaMie says 2nd Degree Murder is South Dakota’s second most serious homicide charge.
The victim was identified by the initials C-M in court by Adamski. LaMie says the case will go before a Hughes County grand jury. Pumpkinseed has applied for a court-appointed attorney and was appointed attorney Brad Schreiber of Pierre. Arraignment has been tentatively set for March 22nd at 9AM.