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16 year sentence handed down to Dupree man

RAPID CITY, S.D.  – A Dupree, S.D., man convicted of second-degree murder in a long-standing feud, was sentenced Wednesday to 16 years in federal prison.

Stuart Cochran, Sr., 50, shot and killed 26-year-old Charles Hollow Horn near Eagle Butte, S.D., on June 25, 2022.

According to a Department of Justice release, Cochran was driving home to Dupree when he saw Hollow Horn walking on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 212 near Eagle Butte.

Cochran, the DOJ claims, bore a grudge against the victim based on past altercations.

After an exchange of profanities, Cochran drew a pistol and shot Hollow Horn in the face.

The investigation was conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the FBI, as part of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Project Safe Neighborhoods, which is an evidence-based program to reduce violent crime.

Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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