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Austin man pleads not guilty to murder and assault charges in Mower County District Court

An Austin man charged with fatally stabbing a 15-year-old boy who was trying to protect his mother from an assault on the morning of December 13th at a residence in the 800 block of 3rd Avenue Northwest has pleaded not guilty to murder and assault charges in Mower County District Court.

27-year old Jaime Arquimides Vaca, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of 2nd degree murder, not premeditated, 2nd degree murder while committing a felony, without intent, attempted 2nd degree murder, not premeditated, with intent and 1st degree assault, great bodily harm.

Vaca has been held on $500,000 conditional bail since his first court appearance on December 16th.  A future court date for Vaca has not been scheduled at this time. 


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