Pine Ridge Man Pleads Guilty In Reservation Slaying

KELO scales of justice court

The second of three men accused in a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 2017 has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
Jamie Shoulders entered the plea in federal court Tuesday. Prosecutors say the 26-year-old Pine Ridge man went with two others to buy drugs from 41-year-old Christopher Janis in May 2017 and that Shoulders shot Janis who was in a minivan.
Clarence Yellow Hawk is still facing a first-degree murder charge and other counts in the shooting death. A third man, Scott Benson, pleaded guilty last May to being an accessory in the case. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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