Porcupine Man Indicted for Involuntary Manslaughter
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 03, 2013|
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Porcupine, South Dakota man was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Alden Brewer, Jr., age 25, was indicted on December 18, 2012, for driving while under the influence, at a high rate of speed, causing an accident that killed two people. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on March 13, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is eight years’ imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.
The charge is merely an accusation, and Brewer is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and South Dakota Highway Patrol. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Shattuck is prosecuting the case.
Brewer was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not been set.