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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Monday, December 22, 2014

Porcupine Man Sentenced For Voluntary Manslaughter

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Porcupine, South Dakota, man convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter was sentenced on December 17, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Lawrence Red Shirt, age 28, was sentenced to 72 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from Red Shirt using a sharp object to stab his father at least four times in the upper left arm and shoulder area at Rockyford, South Dakota, on November 8, 2013.  The stab wounds inflicted on the victim were fatal.

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 Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.

Red Shirt was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015