Kyle man sentenced to 25 years for second-degree murder

RAPID CITY, SD — A Kyle man convicted of second-degree murder was sentenced on Tuesday by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Jamie Shoulders, age 27, was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $27,615.12.

Shoulders was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 14, 2017.  He pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder on March 1, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from a homicide that occurred in 2017, on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Co-defendant Scott Benson was sentenced on May 24, 2018, to 10 years in federal prison.  Co-defendant Clarence Yellow Hawk was found guilty of First Degree Murder by a federal jury on May 3, 2019, and awaits sentencing.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kathryn N. Rich and Gregg Peterman prosecuted the case.

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

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