Sioux Falls man pleads guilty to killing brother

September 7, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man charged with fatally shooting his brother has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in an agreement with prosecutors.

Twenty-eight-year-old Jeremy Eischens also pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute Friday in a Minnehaha County courtroom. The Argus Leader says Eischens was charged in July 2017, after he brought his 24-year-old brother, Brandon Eischens, to the emergency room with gunshot wounds.

Eischens initially said his brother had been shot in a drive-by shooting, but later admitted that he accidentally shot him.

The plea agreement caps Eischens’ time in prison at 30 years, with the possibility for more time in a suspended sentence.


Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com