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Scottsbluff man pleads not guilty in stabbing death of woman

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Feb 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-04 15:29:28-05
(AP) - A Scottsbluff man has pleaded not guilty to charges in connection to the stabbing death of a Scottsbluff woman on Dec. 31.
 
The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that trial for 64-year-old Lucio Munoz was set Friday for May.
 
Munoz was arrested last month in Bradley, Illinois, after he was charged on suspicion of first-degree murder in an arrest warrant.
 
The body of 48-year-old Melissa May was found the morning of Jan. 3 after officers went to check on her welfare. Authorities say they believe Munoz used a knife to kill May on Dec. 31.
 
Munoz  is being held at the Scotts Bluff County jail on a $2 million bond.