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Shepherd woman pleads not guilty to homicide charge

Kennedy Rose Aigner
Posted at 10:42 AM, Mar 04, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-04 21:01:58-05

Bail was set at $500,000 on Monday, March 4, 2024, for Kennedy Rose Aigner of Shepherd, accused of fatally shooting a man who first responders were told was suffering from an overdose. Aigner, 22 years old, appeared in Yellowstone County District Court by video from the county jail and pleaded not guilty to charges of deliberate homicide and tampering with evidence.

The charges follow the death of 24-year-old Quaid Fluckiger, who was found unresponsive early Wednesday in a residence near Shepherd on Chicago Road.

Authorities said Yellowstone County deputies responded to a report of an overdose and attempted to revive Fluckiger with CPR, Narcan, and other procedures but he was later declared dead at a hospital.

In court on Monday, a prosecutor said Fluckiger's death was determined at an autopsy to have been the result of a gunshot wound to the head.

Aigner allegedly admitted to shooting Fluckiger during an argument and authorities said the firearm used in the shooting was hidden in a garage.

Aigner and Fluckiger lived in the residence with their 4-year-old child, the prosecutor said.

A judge rejected a request from a public defender to release Aigner on her own recognizance.

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