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Second autopsy granted in Brown County murder case

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge has agreed to a defense request for a second autopsy in a murder case, even though the victim’s body has already been embalmed.

Jarrett Jones, 48, is in custody on a first-degree murder charge in the Jan. 2 fatal shooting of Jon Schumacher. Brown County court documents say the shooting took place at Jones’ business in Bath, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) northwest of Sioux Falls, according to .

An autopsy was conducted Jan. 3.

Jones’ defense attorney, Marshall Lovrien, requested a second autopsy on Jan. 4, but was informed the body was already at the funeral home.

Lovrien, in a motion, said Jones has the right to an independent evaluation of the body. A magistrate judge approved the motion.

Associated Press

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