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State Supreme Court affirms Lewandowski murder conviction

The South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed Thursday the conviction of Jason Paul Lewandowski for the murder of Jeremy Hendrickson. The case stems from the 2015 murder of Hendrickson, a man who was shot in the head by Lewandowski, in front of Hendric...

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The South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed Thursday the conviction of Jason Paul Lewandowski for the murder of Jeremy Hendrickson.

The case stems from the 2015 murder of Hendrickson, a man who was shot in the head by Lewandowski, in front of Hendrickson's wife and child.

While a jury found Lewandowski guilty of first-degree felony murder and burglary, as Lewandowski broke into Hendrickson's home on the night of the murder. Lewandowski appealed his conviction, alleging that his confession to the shooting had been illegally obtained by investigating officers. Based on the evidence that Lewandowski was read his Miranda rights, the S.D. Supreme Court rejected his claim.

Upon the S.D. Supreme Court's affirmation, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley extended his condolences to the Hendrickson family, saying his thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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