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Video re-enactment of killing will be allowed at SD murder trial

July 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. Prosecutors will be allowed to use a video re-enactment of the death of a Mitchell woman as evidence against the man accused of killing her. Continue Reading

MT prosecutor opposes attempt to rule out death

June 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BILLINGS, Mont. An eastern Montana prosecutor said Wednesday that he will oppose attempts to declare one of the suspects in the killing of a Sidney teacher ineligible for the death penalty. Continue Reading

Rewards grow in ND cattle killing cases

May 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Donations from the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association have boosted reward funds for information leading to convictions in two high-profile cattle-killing cases on opposite sides of the state. Continue Reading

SD AG requests new sentencing hearing for prison guard killer

January 4, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has asked the 2nd Judicial Circuit to schedule a resentencing hearing for a man who helped kill a guard at the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls.
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Teacher: Shooting victim fun-loving and hard-working

September 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

A 24-year-old woman who was fatally shot in front of the Sioux Falls hair salon she managed while trying to protect an employee from what police say was an abusive boyfriend was hardworking and loved having fun, her former teacher and coach said.
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Slain woman was dating Platte man

September 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Amanda Connors, 24, was dating Tyler Veurink, of Platte. Originally from Minnesota, Connors was working as a hairstylist at Cost Cutters in Sioux Falls and had just been promoted to store manager.
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Court sets Oct. 1 appeal hearing for guard’s killer

September 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The South Dakota Supreme Court will hear arguments Oct. 1 in the appeal of a man sentenced to death for murdering a State Penitentiary guard during a failed escape attempt.
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Prison guard killer Eric Robert to be executed in mid-October

August 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says Judge Bradley Zell has approved his request to schedule a mid-October execution for a State Penitentiary inmate who killed a prison guard.
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73-year-old gets life term in old grudge killing

June 15, 2012 in The Daily Republic

MADISON (AP) A jockstrap pulled over his head in a high school locker room more than 50 years ago provoked a 73-year-old South Dakota man to fatally shoot his long-ago classmate, a prosecutor said Friday.
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SD DOC denies negligence in prison guard killing

May 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The South Dakota Department of Corrections and several of its staff acknowledge many of the facts surrounding the slaying of prison guard Ronald Johnson last year but deny they knowingly contributed to his killing, according to a response filed Wednesday to a wrongful death lawsuit. Continue Reading