Wakpala Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury
|U.S. Attorney’s Office September 27, 2013|
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wakpala, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for second-degree murder and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Stoney End of Horn, age 25, was indicted on September 17, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William A. Gerdes on September 24, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, five years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
End of Horn is alleged to have assaulted the victim in September of 2008 near Wakpala. The 2008 assault resulted in a closed head injury to the victim, who later died as a result of the injury.
The charges are merely an accusation, and End of Horn is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.
End of Horn was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.