RAPID CITY, S.D. – A jury has acquitted a Pine Ridge woman who said she fatally stabbed her boyfriend in self-defense.
Jurors deliberated about four-and-a-half hours Friday before finding 44-year-old Doreen Brown not guilty of second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter in the June 2019 screwdriver stabbing death of 43-year-old Donald McMillan Jr.
Brown testified that she stabbed him with a screwdriver she found on the ground after he attacked her with a tree branch.
After the verdict, the judge told Brown she was free to go.
She had been held in jail since July of 2019.