A Rapid City man accused of stabbing two strangers has been denied a request to attend the birth of his child.
Nico Steele, 22, is charged with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of possessing methamphetamine.
Judge Janine Kern denied a furlough request for Steele to be with his wife when she delivers their child.
Three witnesses previously testified that Steele approached them and stabbed two of them when they refused to give him a cigarette on August 15th.
A two-day trial is set for January 15, 2013.
Steele faces a maximum of 90 years in prison if found guilty on all charges. His bond is set at $250,000.
Prosecutors say Steele also has a conviction for assaulting a law enforcement officer in 2008.