Pine Ridge Man Gets Three Life Sentences For Three Murders

(Rapid City, SD) — A Pine Ridge man is getting three life sentences for murdering three people. Twenty-six-year-old Elijah West is guilty of killing three innocent people unprovoked in a Wounded Knee trailer back in January of 2022. The SD Office of the U.S. Attorney’s Office says West will also have an additional 30 years tacked on to that for three counts of discharge of a firearm during a crime. U.S. Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell said, “This case stands out as a particularly heinous example of human depravity.”

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