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Parmelee Woman Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter

November 8, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, woman charged with Involuntary Manslaughter was sentenced on November 7, 2012, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Kenna Young, age 20, was sentenced to 30 months in custody, 18 months of supervised release, $16,268.87 in restitution, a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund, and 20 hours of community service.

Young was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 10, 2012, and pled guilty to the charge on August 15, 2012.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on February 20, 2012, in Todd County, South Dakota, when Young was driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Young's vehicle left the roadway and crashed, killing the victim and injuring a second passenger.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher.

Young was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.



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