Parmelee Man Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 12, 2013|
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for involuntary manslaughter.
Nathaniel Red Bird, age 32, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 16, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 7, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to eight years’ in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; three years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge is merely an accusation and Red Bird is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers is prosecuting the case.
Red Bird was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending trial. A trial date has been set for April 2, 2013.