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Press Release

Pine Ridge Brothers Found Not Guilty in Federal Court

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

United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that two Pine Ridge, South Dakota, men were acquitted of Second Degree Murder following a federal jury trial in Rapid City, South Dakota.  The verdict was returned on April 15, 2022.

Antoine Joey Makes Good, a/k/a Joey Makes Good, age 35, and Vinnie Makes Good, age 33, were indicted by a federal grand jury on December 8, 2020.

The charge related to the murder of a male individual at Kyle, South Dakota, on November 1, 2020.  The investigation was conducted by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted the case.

Updated April 19, 2022