Prosecutors Say South Dakota Law Not Strong Enough To Charge Ravnsborg With Boever’s Death

Prosecutors Say South Dakota Law Not Strong Enough To Charge Ravnsborg With Boever’s Death

PIERRE — The reactions to only misdemeanor charges against South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg for his role in the death of 55 year-old Joseph Boever of Highmore have varied from shock to anger and frustration. How can a person not be charged for causing a death by their actions? Beadle County States Attorney Mike Moore says given the evidence collected, South Dakota state law simply does not cover it…

Moore says negligent homicide laws have been proposed in the state before….

Moore says the South Dakota Supreme Court has set precedence regarding negligence in the death of another, from the 1990’s to as recently as 2012…

Moore was one of three outside prosecutors assisting Hyde County Deputy States Attorney Emily Sovell weight evidence in the case against Ravnsborg.