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Lower Brule, SD, Woman Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter

February 02, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota, woman charged with Involuntary Manslaughter was sentenced on January 24, 2011, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Bobbie Middletent, age 34, was sentenced to 1 month in custody, followed by 1 year of home confinement, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victims’ Assistance Fund.
Middletent was indicted for Involuntary Manslaughter by a federal grand jury on July 13, 2010. The charge relates to the unlawful killing of a human being on or about June 6, 2010. Middletent pled guilty to the charge on November 3, 2010.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency. Assistant United States Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.
Middletent was released on bond and must self-report to the custody of the US Marshal on January 28, 2011.

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