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Rosebud Man Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Involuntary Manslaughter.

Robert Stands And Looks Back, a/k/a Robert Stands, Jr., age 45, was indicted on October 14, 2020.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 21, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 8 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on August 25, 2020, in Todd County, South Dakota, Stands And Looks Back killed a man by operating a motor vehicle in a grossly negligent manner.

The charge is merely an accusation and Stands And Looks Back is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

Stands And Looks Back was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated October 25, 2020

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