Woman Accused of Murdering Man With Screwdriver In South Dakota

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A Pine Ridge, South Dakota, woman was charged in federal district court with Second Degree Murder.

Doreen Brown, age 43, was charged on July 1, 2019. Brown pleaded not guilty to the charge. The maximum penalty upon conviction is life in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge relates to Brown stabbing a man with a screwdriver at Pine Ridge in June 2019, resulting in his death.

Police say they do not know who called 911, where the victim was stabbed or whether Brown and the man had any type of relationship.

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