In continuing the investigation of the beating death of 59-year-old Edward Kitto, Cody Millard, 21, of Spencer, has been charged with first degree murder.
Millard was arrested at his place of employment by the Dickinson County Sheriff Thursday. He is being held on $250,000 bond.
Millard joins 21-year-old Chris Fitzpatrick, of Spencer, who is also accused of first degree murder charges for his alleged role in the death of Kitto.
Kitto, of Ruthven, was found unresponsive in the 500 block of East Third Street on Aug. 28, and never regained consciousness. He passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, in a Sioux Falls hospital.
Fitzpatrick entered a not guilty plea Friday, Sept. 21, and was arraigned on Monday. He waived his right to a speedy trial.
The Spencer Police Department has been assisted by the Clay County Attorneys office, Dickinson County Sheriff and Department of Criminal Investigation in its ongoing investigation.