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Press Release

Pine Ridge Woman Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter

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

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, woman convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter was sentenced on July 20, 2015, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Sarah Lilly Brown Eyes, age 57, was sentenced to 37 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  

 In June 2014, at Pine Ridge, Brown Eyes, while under the influence of alcohol, ran over a man with a pickup truck and killed him.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins.

          Brown Eyes was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Updated February 4, 2016