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Pine Ridge Man Sentenced for Arson

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Arson was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Britton George Kills Right, age 43, was sentenced on August 27, 2018, to 4 years in federal prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and restitution in an amount to be determined.

Kills Right was charged on April 17, 2018.  The conviction stems from Kills Right intentionally starting a fire in another person’s home at Pine Ridge in February 2018.  The home and all its contents were destroyed.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Patterson prosecuted the case.

Kills Right was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated August 30, 2018

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