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Friday, September 7, 2018

Rosebud Man Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that Dallas Burning Breast, age 25, of Rosebud, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on September 5, 2018, and pled guilty to an Indictment that charged him with Voluntary Manslaughter.

Burning Breast was indicted on March 13, 2018, and made his initial appearance on the Indictment on April 10, 2018.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 15 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.

In the early morning hours of March 5, 2018, Burning Breast was arguing with another man, the victim, at a house in Rosebud. The argument turned into a physical altercation and Burning Breast picked up a knife, which he used to stab the victim in the upper thigh. The knife penetrated the victim’s femoral artery, causing significant blood loss. The victim was subsequently pronounced dead at the Rosebud Indian Health Services Hospital in Rosebud.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for November 26, 2018. Burning Breast was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.

Updated September 7, 2018