Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter was sentenced on September 20, 2021, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.
Robert Stands And Looks Back, a/k/a Robert Stands, Jr., age 45, was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.
Stands And Looks Back was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 14, 2020. He pled guilty on June 29, 2021.
The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred in Todd County, South Dakota, on August 25, 2020. On that date, Stands And Looks Back had been consuming alcohol, and was driving a vehicle on BIA Highway 1 south of Rosebud. Stands And Looks Back was driving southbound when he crossed over into the northbound lane of traffic and struck and killed a man who was lying in the roadway.
This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.
Stands And Looks Back was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
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