PINE RIDGE, S.D. (KELO) — KELOLAND News has an update on an MMIP case we’ve been following for more than a year.
A federal jury has found a Pine Ridge man guilty of murdering Leon Lakota in May of 2021. 37-year old J.T. Myore stabbed Lakota to death and left his body lying on the side of a road.
Lakota was a firefighter for the Oglala Sioux Tribe. A relative says he loved riding his bike spending time with his family.
A sentencing date has not been set for Myore. Earlier this year, a different jury found Myore guilty of robbery and carjacking charges in a separate case