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

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Wounded Knee Man Sentenced in Death of Infant

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Wounded Knee, South Dakota, man convicted of Second Degree Murder was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Darwin Wade Red Cloud, a/k/a Darwin Raisch, age 26, was sentenced on January 3, 2019, to 4 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Red Cloud was charged on October 12, 2015.  The conviction stems from Red Cloud knowingly failing to provide sufficient sustenance to an infant, which resulted in the baby’s death, between August and October 2014 at Wounded Knee.      

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarah B. Collins and Ben Patterson prosecuted the case.

Red Cloud was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.   

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated January 29, 2019