FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
PIERRE, S.D. - Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lyman County States Attorney Steve Smith announce that Gerald Raymond Brink, 36, Vivian, was indicted today by a Lyman County grand jury on one count of second degree murder, class B felony, mandatory life sentence in the state penitentiary, two alternative counts of manslaughter in the first degree, class C felony, punishable by up to life imprisonment and/or $50,000 fine, and one count of aggravated battery of an infant, class 2 felony, punishable by up to 25 years in the state penitentiary and/or $50,000 fine.
The arrest stemmed from an incident in Vivian on the evening of Thursday May 4th, 2017, resulting in the death of a 7-week old infant.
Brink is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
This case is being investigated by the Lyman County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation.