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144 Months in Federal Prison for McLaughlin Man Convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that Sinjin Cameron, age 25, of McLaughlin, South Dakota, was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison for his conviction of Voluntary Manslaughter. 

U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann pronounced the sentence in federal court in Aberdeen, South Dakota.  Cameron was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release after his release from prison and to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

According to court filings, between the 2nd and 3rd days of September, 2017, at McLaughlin, in Corson County, South Dakota, the defendant, Sinjin Cameron, committed voluntary manslaughter by unlawfully killing a human being, upon a sudden quarrel and heat of passion. Cameron continued assaulting the victim after he was knocked unconscious.  The victim died from blunt force trauma to the head.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy R. Jehangiri.

Cameron was immediately remanded to custody to continue serving his sentence.

Updated July 18, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime