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District of South Dakota

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Rapid City Man Sentenced For Killing A Child

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Second Degree Murder was sentenced on November 17, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Michael Dean Dubray, age 32, was sentenced to 30 years and 5 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that occurred at a home near Oglala, on May 30, 2013, when the woman Dubray was seeing at the time left her three children under his care and custody while she ran errands.  Dubray became irritated while watching the children, and threw the infant to the ground and struck him in the head multiple times, causing a skull fracture, brain hemorrhages, and laceration of the liver, all of which ultimately led to the child’s death.

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

Dubray was turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015