25-year sentence for fatal reservation shooting
August 23, 2019 8:37AM CDT
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Kyle man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Jamie Shoulders was sentenced in federal court in Rapid City after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for killing Christopher Janis, a 42-year-old Marine veteran with a wife and two children.
Judge Jeffrey Viken ordered Shoulders Tuesday to pay nearly $28,000 in restitution to Janis’ wife and spend five years on supervised release after prison. Prosecutors say the shooting happened near Sharps Corner during a drug deal in 2017.
Officials say Janis was selling some of his prescription hydrocodone painkillers so he could take his wife to Deadwood for her birthday.