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Aug 28

Mitchell man now facing murder charges

A Mitchell man is now facing murder charges in the death of a 30 year old man last Tuesday morning. A Davison County Grand Jury indicted 49 year old Anthony Lewis for first and second degree murder.

Lewis was originally charged with first degree manslaughter when he was arrested for stabbing 30 year old Quinn Patrick Schleuning shortly before 3 AM on August 22nd following an altercation.

According to court documents, Lewis confessed to Police that he stabbed the victim after Schleuning apparently assaulted a neighbor. Lewis got a knife and confronted Schleuning outside the apartment at 127 East Second Avenue. Lewis said he stabbed the victim after Schleuning came at him swinging. Lewis said he didn’t plan to kill Schleuning.

First-degree murder is punishable by death or life in prison. Second-degree murder carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Lewis is in custody at the Davison County Jail.

J.P. Skelly