Wounded Knee Man Sentenced in Death of Infant

PINE RIDGE RESERVATION S.D. – A Wounded Knee man convicted of Second Degree Murder was sentenced to four years in prison for the death of an infant.

According to a press release from Federal Prosecutors, Darwin Wade Red Cloud, 26, was sentenced on Jan 3. to 4 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The release says Red Cloud was charged on October 12, 2015. The conviction stems from Red Cloud knowingly failing to provide sufficient sustenance to an infant, which resulted in the baby’s death, between August and October 2014 at Wounded Knee.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services.

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