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Attorney General Jackley Announces Parker Man Sentenced For Manslaughter of Infant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Contact: Tony Mangan, Communications Director, 605-773-6878

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that a Parker, S.D., man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison with 14 years suspended after earlier pleading guilty to one count of First Degree Manslaughter in the 2022 death of an infant.

Phillip Delaney, 26, was sentenced Wednesday in Turner County Circuit Court. He had earlier pled guilty to the manslaughter charge. As part of a plea bargain, a second count of First Degree Manslaughter, and separate charges of Second Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery of an Infant were dismissed.

The infant died of injuries received at a home in Parker in September, 2022.

Investigation of the case was done by South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and the Turner County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office and the Turner County State’s Attorney’s Office.