United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter was sentenced on April 14, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Jared Slader, age 30, was sentenced to 51 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Slader was indicted for Second Degree Murder by a federal grand jury on September 10, 2013. He pled guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter on January 1, 2014.
The conviction arose from an incident that occurred on August 31, 2013, when Slader and the victim got into a physical altercation in Eagle Butte. At some point during the fight, Slader retrieved a knife and was stabbing and swinging the knife up and toward the victim’s body. Slader and the victim were pulled apart, but then resumed fighting. The victim was taken to the local hospital, and then transported to Rapid City Regional Hospital, where he died due to multiple sharp force-type injuries, including stab wounds to the abdomen and shoulder, and multiple incised wounds.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.
Slader was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.