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Colorado man accused in South Dakota reservation slaying pleads not guilty

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Posted at 8:17 PM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 22:17:59-05

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Colorado man accused of killing a woman on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in September has pleaded not guilty.

Thirty-four-year-old Orlando de Macias is charged with second-degree murder in the Sept. 29 death of 34-year-old Annie Colhoff. Authorities say she was shot in Pine Ridge village.

Villanueva de Macias was arrested in Colorado in November. U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says he pleaded not guilty earlier this month.

Villanueva de Macias is scheduled for trial in mid-February. He could face life in prison if convicted.

A Pine Ridge woman accused of helping Villanueva de Macias and concealing information in the case also has pleaded not guilty. Tyler Brewer is to stand trial in early January and faces up to three years in prison if convicted.

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