Miguel Nunez Jr. sentenced to 15 years in prison

(ABC 6 News) – A Sioux Falls, SD man who shot and killed an Austin man has been sentenced to prison.

19-year-old Miguel Nunez Jr. has been sentenced to 15 years in prison with credit for 477 days served.

Nunez Jr. pleaded guilty in July to 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of 45-year-old David Harris on June 5, 2021.

“There’s no justice.. but I did feel good that I was able to make eye contact with him again and tell him, because that night we made eye contact while Dave was dying. we kind of had a moment,” said David’s wife, Ronica Harris.

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 him and fled. He was later arrested in Sioux Falls, S.D.

“I just hope that he does something good with his time. it would make my heart feel good if he took this time to better himself and to come out and help others like my husband did when he was in prison,” said Harris.

Ronica said she’s not holding a grudge against Nunez and believes he didn’t have any intent of killing her husband.