FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Friday, November 20, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
Black Hawk Man Pleads to 1st Degree Manslaughter in Death of Infant
PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley and Meade County States Attorney Kevin Krull announced that Thomas James Pentecost, 29, Black Hawk, entered a plea of guilty today to first degree manslaughter, class C felony, carrying a possible sentence of up to life imprisonment in the state penitentiary and/or $50,000 fine.
Charges stem from activities arising from an incident of abuse on April 19, 2015, resulting in the death of a 21 month-old child.
Sentencing is scheduled for January 29th at 1:30 p.m. (MST) at the Meade County Courthouse.