Miguel Nunez Jr. pleads guilty in 2021 Austin murder

(ABC 6 News) – A 19-year-old Sioux Falls man has reached a plea deal in the 2021 murder of Austin resident David Harris.

Miguel Nunez Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to 2nd degree murder- without intent during a remote hearing in Mower County District Court.

A second-degree murder – with intent charge and a second-degree murder – without intent were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

On June 30, Nunez filed a petition to plead guilty to 2nd-degree murder without intent while committing a felony.

According to court documents, police said Nunez Jr. had gone to the house in Austin to buy marijuana and threatened to shoot everyone if he wasn’t given the drugs.

According to police, Harris heard the commotion and opened his bedroom door holding a gun, after which Nunez Jr. allegedly shot Harris and fled. He was later arrested in Sioux Falls, S.D.

A sentencing date for Nunez Jr. has been set for October 27.

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