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Harrold woman pleads not guilty in traffic death

July 25, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Harrold woman has pleaded not guilty in federal court to causing the death of a man last year by negligently operating a vehicle.

Twenty-three-year-old Kiya Rojas was indicted for manslaughter last week in the July 2018 death of 26-year-old Rolland Grass Rope in Lyman County.

Rojas was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set. The charge against her carries a maximum 8 years in prison and a $250,000 fine upon conviction.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency.

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