Rosebud Woman Indicted for Second Degree Murder

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SIOUX FALLS – United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Second Degree Murder.

Lucy Medicine Eagle, age 31, was indicted in June of 2022. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollman on September 27, 2022, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, five years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on March 28, 2022, at Rosebud, in Todd County, South Dakota, Medicine Eagle killed a man by assaulting him and striking him in the head.

The charge is merely an accusation and Medicine Eagle is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Abby Roesler is prosecuting the case. 

Medicine Eagle was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.