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February 28, 2014
Sioux Falls man convicted of manslaughter in child's death
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A jury in Sioux Falls says a man accused in the death of his girlfriend's 1 ½-year-old son is guilty of manslaughter but not murder. The Argus Leader reports the jury deliberated about four hours before reaching the verdict Thursday. It means 26-year-old...
February 28, 2014 - 8:05am
January 7, 2014
Rapid City man gets 45 years for death
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City man is going to prison on a 45-year sentence for shooting to death another man. Charles Birds Head was earlier convicted of manslaughter for killing 33-year-old Eustacio Maruffo last January in the parking lot of the South Dakota Rose Inn. ...
January 7, 2014 - 7:27am
November 22, 2013
Lawyer seeks to block blood evidence in fatal Pickstown DUI case
New US Supreme Court ruling could be factor in case against Ronald Fischer Jr.
November 22, 2013 - 9:59pm
November 5, 2013
Watertown man acquitted in toddler's killing
WATERTOWN (AP) — Jurors in Watertown have acquitted a man of killing his former girlfriend's daughter. KELO-TV reports 26-year-old Jay Barse was found not guilty Monday of second-degree murder and the lesser offenses of first- and second-degree manslaughter. His trial started...
November 5, 2013 - 6:33am
November 4, 2013
Parole hearing slated in Rapid City manslaughter case
Rounds: Clemency should not have been given because victim's family had not weighed in.
November 4, 2013 - 7:00am
October 24, 2013
Lawyer claims driving drunk legal after Legislature changed laws
In double-fatal crash, technicality arises as defense, lawyer asks for charges to be dismissed against Ronald Fischer Jr.
October 24, 2013 - 7:38pm
October 21, 2013
Kyle man arrested for fatal Rapid City police chase
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Kyle man injured in a fatal police chase in Rapid City has been charged with drunken driving, manslaughter and vehicular homicide, among other crimes. Jimmy Pilcher, 36, was arrested Monday in an Oct. 11 crash that left one person dead and several others ...
October 21, 2013 - 4:19pm
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