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April 29, 2014
Rapid City woman gets 5 years for crash that killed child
RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for causing an accident that killed a child. The U.S. attorney's office says 54-year-old Lavina Mackey earlier pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors say she was driving while...
April 29, 2014 - 11:01am
April 23, 2014
Lantry man pleads guilty to causing fatal crash
RAPID CITY (AP) — A 20-year-old Lantry man has pleaded guilty to causing an accident that killed his passenger. Court documents indicate Charg Hebb pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, which has a maximum punishment of a year in custody. Prosecutors say he was speeding...
April 23, 2014 - 6:50pm
April 12, 2014
Dead child’s mother in prison for aggravated assault
CHAMBERLAIN — The mother of Mason Naser was not present for the trial that convicted Donika Gonzales of manslaughter and aggravated assault because she is in prison. Angelina Walters, 29, Mason Naser’s mother, is in the South Dakota State Women’s Prison for an aggravated...
April 12, 2014 - 9:27pm
March 6, 2014
Double-fatal crash trial rescheduled
LAKE ANDES -- The court trial for a Lake Andes man accused of vehicular homicide and first-degree manslaughter has been continued to July. Ronald Ray Fischer Jr., 29, is accused of driving drunk on July 8 and running into two pedestrians in a hotel parking lot in Pickstown. U.S. Fish...
March 6, 2014 - 7:17pm
March 4, 2014
Texting driver gets 9 years in prison for fatal Sioux Falls crash
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A southeast South Dakota man accused of fatally injuring a motorcyclist while speeding and texting has been sentenced to nine years in prison. Twenty-two-year-old Brent O'Neal was sentenced Tuesday in Sioux Falls.
March 4, 2014 - 6:57pm
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