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Jury acquits woman who claimed self-defense in stabbing

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.

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