Jan 13, 2020 1:35 AM

Man pleads not guilty in intoxicated hit-and-run death

Posted Jan 13, 2020 1:35 AM

The man accused in the hit-and-run death of a Rapid City father of five has pleaded not guilty.

Twenty-five-year-old Zachary Fegueroa, pleaded not guilty Friday to vehicular homicide, hit and run, and driving under the influence in Dec. 6 death of 34-year-old Joseph Martinez.

The Rapid City Journal reports if Fegueroa is convicted of all charges and found to be a habitual offender for a 2017 drug ingestion charge, he could be sentenced to up to 31 years in prison.

Fegueroa has several other pending cases and multiple convictions related to unsafe driving dating back to 2011.  

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Officials say inmate stabbed Lincoln prison staffer

Nebraska prison officials say an inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center stabbed a prison staffer with a sharpened toothbrush, causing serious injuries to the staffer.

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says in a news release Friday that the attack happened Thursday evening just after the inmate was escorted from his cell so an inspection could be made of a maintenance issue inside the cell.

Officials say the inmate, who was in restraints, was still able to use the homemade weapon to stab the staffer twice in the back of the staff member's hand. Other staffers then used pepper spray to subdue the inmate.