Verdict reached in Sioux City stabbing death

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) –  A verdict is reached in the trial of a Sioux City man charged for a 2018 stabbing death on Pierce Street.

Elmi Said of Sioux City is declared guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter in the death of 40-year-old Guled Nur. Said had originally been charged with 2nd Degree Murder in Woodbury District Court.

According to court documents, just before 3 a.m. on October 28, 2018, Sioux City Police responded to a call at the Phoenix Apartments on 1003 Pierce Street.

Police say they discovered Nur on the floor, suffering from multiple stab wounds.

According to a criminal complaint, Said and Nur got into an altercation, when Said grabbed a knife and chased Nur into the hallway of their apartment complex.

The State argued Said knowingly stabbed Nur and killed him during an argument at their apartment.

Prosecutors say Nur attempted to fight off Said by kicking at him before Said swung the knife multiple times at Nur before Nur fell to the floor.

While the defense argued Said was afraid for his life because of a previous threat from Nur, and that he was just trying to get Nur out of their shared apartment.

Said’s sentencing is scheduled for November 1 at 10 a.m.


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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Jury deliberations are underway in the trial of a Sioux City man charged in a fatal stabbing last year.

Elmi Said, AKA Abdiqadar Sharif, is charged with second-degree murder in the October 28, 2018 death of 40-year-old Guled Nur.

Tuesday the State argued in their closing arguments Said knowingly stabbed Nur, and killed him during an argument at the Phoenix Apartments in Sioux City.

The defense argued Said was afraid for his life because of a previous threat from Nur, and that Said was just trying to get Nur out of their shared apartment.

Said testified in his own defense on Friday, saying he has extreme anxiety and could not remember all of the details of that night.

Dean Welte

Dean Welte

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