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Winner Man Sentenced for Voluntary Manslaughter

November 21, 2012
Contact: Ace Crawford
Public Information Officer
605-343-2913, Ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Winner, South Dakota, man charged with Voluntary Manslaughter was sentenced on November 21, 2012, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Taylor White Buffalo, age 19, was sentenced to 72 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

On April 13, 2012, White Buffalo was intoxicated and upset and encountered the victim. White Buffalo struck, beat, and kicked the victim, causing the victim to suffer blunt force trauma to the head and body. The victim died from his injuries.

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.



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