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Press Release

Pine Ridge Woman Acquitted of Second Degree Murder

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, woman was acquitted of Second Degree Murder as a result of a federal jury trial in Rapid City, South Dakota, on February 21, 2020.

Doreen Brown, age 44, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 9, 2019.

The charges related to the stabbing death of Brown’s boyfriend at Pine Ridge on June 27, 2019.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  The U.S. Attorney's Office prosecuted the case.

Updated February 29, 2020