Mission Man Arraigned on Charges of Second Degree Murder, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Aiding and Abetting
January 27, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Second Degree Murder, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Aiding and Abetting. Ronald Dean Kills In Water, age 28, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 18, 2012. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 26, 2012, and pled not guilty to the superseding indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is life in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charges are merely accusations, and Kills In Water is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher.
Kills In Water was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.
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