Wall of Rememrance Coming In June
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 11:21
The Third Generation Wall of Remembrance will be in Valentine this summer at the Cherry County Fairgrounds 4-H building. This special tribute exhibit will honor those lost on 9/11 as well as the fallen heroes that answered the call to defend our freedom in the Global War on Terrorism. There will be a list of names of the fallen along with a full color time line beginning from 1983 to present day. The exhibit will be in Valentine on June 12th through the 14th and is sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 20 of Valentine. Stay tuned to KVSH radio for additional information about the exhibit.
Third Person Sentenced
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 11:12
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, woman convicted of two counts of Second Degree Murder was sentenced on January 20, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Crystal Red Hawk, age 37, was sentenced to 300 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release,.
The co-defendants in the case were both previously sentenced on October 27, 2014. BillyRay McCloskey, age 24 from St. Francis, South Dakota, was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment for two counts of First Degree Murder,
Riley McCloskey, age 21 from St. Francis, was convicted of two counts of Second Degree Murder, and sentenced to 210 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release,
In the late evening hours of December 23, 2013, Calvin Kills In Water and seventy-six year old Benjamin Clifford were killed near Saint Francis.
The Defendants then proceeded into Nebraska, stopping in front of a gate into a pasture in rural Cherry County. BillyRay McCloskey opened the gate and Crystal Red Hawk continued to drive the vehicle into the pasture, coming to a stop near a grove of trees. BillyRay McCloskey and the others removed both Clifford, who was unconscious but alive, and Kills In Water from the vehicle and drug their bodies from the car to the grove of trees.
The bodies of both Clifford and Kills In Water were located and recovered in the early morning hours of December 30, 2013. Kills In Water was found with his hands bound behind his back with a pair of pants.
Red Hawk was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.