SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Sioux Falls woman accused of driving away after her boyfriend fell off the hood of her vehicle and later died has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
The plea by 44-year-old Jayme Knudson Thursday afternoon cancels her trial set for next month. Knudson answered “yes” when Judge Susan Sabers asked her if her reckless behavior caused Erik Lunstra’s death and whether she had ingested methamphetamine that day.
The 46-year-old Lunstra died of his injuries on Sept. 10, 2018, two days after he fell from Knudson’s vehicle.
Second-degree manslaughter carries a maximum 10 years in prison.