Man pleads not guilty to first degree murder of Dominick Jealous Of Him

12 18 Rc Federal Courthouse File Vomp400 00 00 00still001RAPID CITY, S.D. — A man accused of killing 18-year-old Dominick Jealous Of Him made his first appearance in federal court on Tuesday.

59-year-old Eugene High Hawk, also known as “Acorn,” pleaded not guilty to one count first degree murder, one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury, and one count assault with a dangerous weapon.

High Hawk allegedly beat Jealous Of Him to death on June 24 near Wounded Knee. His 25-year-old son, Spencer High Hawk, is also charged with first degree murder in Jealous Of Him’s death. Recently unsealed court documents maintain that it was a premeditated attack.

The assault charges allege that Eugene High Hawk physically beat one unnamed individual, resulting in serious injury, and attacked another unnamed individual with a baseball bat.

Eugene High Hawk faces mandatory life in prison if convicted on the first degree murder charge, and up to ten years on each count of assault.

U.S Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann ordered High Hawk to be temporarily held in custody by the U.S. Marshals Service until his detention hearing on July 18, giving his attorney time to submit a release plan for Judge Wollmann to consider. The State, represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelsey Blair, says High Hawk is a “danger to the community.”

Spencer High Hawk is set to be arraigned on one count of first degree murder on Friday, July 15.

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