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Sioux Falls police chief blames drugs for increase in crime
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October 21, 2013
SD man indicted in death of Adrian Peterson's son
By Dirk Lammers SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A South Dakota man accused in the death of the young son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, prosecutors said Monday. Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, is expected...
October 21, 2013 - 4:17pm
October 18, 2013
Rapid City manslaughter convict facing drug trial
RAPID CITY (AP) — The attorney for a man convicted in August of manslaughter in Rapid City says his client can't get a fair trial in the city on a drug charge. Defense attorney Jamy Patterson plans to file a request for a change of venue for the drug trial of Charles Birdshead. Birdshead...
October 18, 2013 - 1:47pm
September 27, 2013
After daughter’s death, NY man on quest to change SD’s DUI laws
Only months after the Legislature and Gov. Dennis Daugaard got “smart” on crime, a New York man wants them to get tough. Gregg Spindler...
September 27, 2013 - 8:41pm
Fatal accident suspect has six minor-consumption convictions on his record
LAKE ANDES — Ronald Fischer Jr. has an extensive background of misdemeanors, but the current charges of vehicular homicide and manslaughter in the first degree are his first felony charges. He faces the charges in connection with a July incident in which he allegedly drove drunk...
September 27, 2013 - 8:06pm
September 6, 2013
No reduced sentence for SD woman who shot husband
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A judge has refused to reduce the 65-year prison sentence of a New Underwood woman who shot her husband twice in the head three years ago. Amanda Kaur, 30, initially was charged with murder in the November 2010 death of Ira Kaur, 26, an airman at Ellsworth Air Force...
September 6, 2013 - 7:36pm
August 23, 2013
Man gets 34 years in death of 2-year-old in Rapid City
RAPID CITY (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to killing his former girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter in Rapid City was sentenced to 34 years in prison in an emotional court hearing that saw an outpouring of grief from both sides. Edward Berges, 24, initially faced murder and other...
August 23, 2013 - 7:29am
August 9, 2013
Test results to stay in SD manslaughter trial
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A judge has denied a request by a Sioux Falls woman to keep blood-alcohol test results out of her second trial on a manslaughter charge. The test results show Tammy Kvasnicka's blood alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit to drive at the time...
August 9, 2013 - 2:22pm
UPDATE: Life term possible for Pickstown crash suspect
Manslaughter charge added in double-fatal crash.
August 9, 2013 - 7:11am
August 8, 2013
Victim’s family wants stiffer DUI laws
Spindlers call for spate of changes to make SD ‘best in class’ after daughter killed in crash.
August 8, 2013 - 9:54pm
Manslaughter charges added in Pickstown fatal crash
PICKSTOWN -- The man arrested in connection with the July 8 crash that killed two U.S. Fish and Wildlife employees could now be punished with life in prison. Attorney General Marty Jackley and Charles Mix County States Attorney Thomas Deadrick announced today that Ronald Ray Fischer,...
August 8, 2013 - 11:26am
August 5, 2013
Jury deliberations underway in manslaughter trial
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A jury will begin deliberations Monday in the manslaughter trial of a man accused of shooting another man to death in a Rapid City motel parking lot early this year. Thirty-year-old Charles Birdshead is charged with felony first-degree manslaughter and two weapons...
August 5, 2013 - 3:00pm
August 2, 2013
Officer says manslaughter suspect could have fled
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City police officer says several witnesses to a motel parking lot slaying have told consistent stories about manslaughter suspect Charles Birdshead being assaulted in his car by the victim. But the Rapid City Journal reports that Police Detective Steve...
August 2, 2013 - 12:17pm
August 1, 2013
Witness says Rapid City suspect had blood on self, was agitated
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A woman testified Wednesday that the man standing trial in Rapid City for manslaughter had blood on him and was agitated when...
August 1, 2013 - 7:38am
July 31, 2013
Judge won't dismiss manslaughter charge in SF texting case
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A judge has refused to dismiss a first-degree manslaughter charge against a Sioux Falls man accused of fatally injuring a motorcyclist while speeding and texting. Authorities allege that Brent O'Neal caused a five-vehicle chain-reaction crash on July 25, 2012,...
July 31, 2013 - 3:07pm
July 30, 2013
Jury selected for manslaughter trial in Rapid City
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A jury has been selected for the trial of a man accused of shooting another man to death in a Rapid City motel parking lot early this year. A jury of nine men and five women, two of whom are alternates, will decide the fate of 30-year-old Charles Birdshead. The...
July 30, 2013 - 1:18pm