Jason Ravnsborg has been hit with three criminal charges for killing Joe Boever, whose family is appalled he might get a military bump.
Tom Lawrence of Sioux Falls, S.D., has been a reporter, editor and author since 1978. He has covered his native state as well as writing about politics, government, and other issues in Texas, Montana, Iowa and elsewhere. Lawrence is the author of "Pictures, a Park, and a Pulitzer," the story of Mel Ruder and Montana's Hungry Horse News.
“It almost seems as though an effort is underway to make the entire process easier for Ravnsborg, his attorney, and the judge,” said the victim’s cousin.
Investigators questioned how Jason Ravnsborg could not have seen what he’d hit when the victim’s glasses were in his car and “his face came through your windshield.”
The top law-enforcement official in the state ducked more serious charges in connection with his killing of a man on the side of a road.
It’s been five months since Joe Boever was fatally struck on a remote highway, and the demand for answers is growing.
One Democrat called the document, which downplays American involvement in slavery, “a low blow.”