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Wagner Man Sentenced To 210 Months For Second Degree Murder And Assault With Intent To Commit Murder

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wagner, South Dakota, man convicted of Second Degree Murder and Assault with Intent to Commit Murder was sentenced on September 23, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Dancing Bull Fischer, age 24, was sentenced to 210 months in custody, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Fischer was indicted for the charges by a federal grand jury on December 4, 2012. He pled guilty on June 26, 2013.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on November 27, 2012 at a house party in the Wagner area, where Fischer shot his uncle, Anthony Fischer Sr., at close range and killed him. He also shot and seriously injured his cousin, Dominic Fischer.

This case was investigated by the Yankton Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs Law Enforcement Services, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas J. Wright prosecuted the case.

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

Updated June 22, 2015