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Parmelee Woman Arraigned on Charge of Involuntary Manslaughter

May 2, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Involuntary Manslaughter.

Kenna Young, age 20, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 10, 2012. She appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 2, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 8 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.The charge is merely an accusation, and Young is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case. Young was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.




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