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Arrest Made in Sioux Falls First Murder of 2013

A 22-year-old Sioux Falls man is in jail and facing charges in the death of another Sioux Falls man over the weekend.

Police Chief Doug Barthel says Robert Cornelius Bass III is charged in the beating death of 50-year-old Crescencio Conde-Vargas.


Police Chief Doug Barthel Speaks About the Arrest:

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The victim was found dead in his apartment in the 1000 block of East 8th Street at noon on Monday. Chief Barthel says it’s believed that Bass killed Conde-Vargas around 4 am Saturday.

Minnehaha County State’s Attorney Aaron McGowan says Bass is charged with one count of second-degree murder and two alternative counts of first-degree manslaughter.

Barthel says drinking was involved, and he says Bass and Conde-Vargas were acquainted through a third person.

Barthel says the homicide is the first in the city this year, after three in 2012.

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