Former SD Attorney Killed In North Carolina

(Sioux Falls, SD) — A former Minnehaha County public defender is being remembered by family and friends. Forty-four-year-old Emily Steinhoff James was shot and killed on St. Patrick’s Day in North Carolina. Local authorities say she was shot by the father of her sister’s 14-month-old child. Steinhoff was an accomplished woman, serving in the military, getting her law degree and opening her own practice. She had moved to North Carolina to get her nursing degree and start a family after her time in South Dakota.

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