Man enters plea in Yankton stabbing death

JUne 12, 2023

YANKTON, S.D.–A man accused of stabbing a woman to death in Yankton has entered his plea.

Thirty one year-old Adrian Lund pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance. Lund is accused of murdering 33-year-old Timber Rose Cournoyer.

Authorities say the fatal stabbing was reported on May 22nd. Officers were sent to a Yankton apartment where they found Cournoyer with a stab wound to her chest. She was taken a Sioux Falls hospital but died from her injuries.

Lund and Cournoyer were in a relationship and lived together at a Yankton residence.