Man charged with Sioux City murder pleads not guilty

Published: Feb. 3, 2023 at 12:54 PM CST
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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - The man charged with murdering his girlfriend last month has pleaded not guilty.

23-year-old Austyn Self entered a plea this morning in district court. Self was charged with first-degree murder and three counts of child endangerment.

On Sat. Jan. 14 around 9:30 p.m. to what was a 911 domestic disturbance call in the 3300 block of Nebraska Street in Sioux City. When officers arrived, they found 31-year-old Sarah Zoelle suffering from a gunshot wound, she died after arriving at the hospital. Three children were also in the home at the time and have been placed with family members.

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Self remains in jail on a $1 million bond.