Trial dates set for Rapid City woman charged in death of adopted daughter

News StaffSeptember 21, 2022News
Trial dates set for Rapid City woman charged in death of adopted daughter

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A judge has set trial dates for a woman who is charged in the beating death of a 2-year-old child.

Judge Robert Gusinsky set trial dates of March 13-31 of 2023 for 24-year-old Precious Black Elk, who was indicted by a grand jury in August for premeditated first-degree murder, second degree murder or first – degree manslaughter.

The charges stem from the February 2021 death of her adopted daughter.

If convicted on the premeditated first-degree murder charge or the second degree murder charge, Black Elk could face life in prison.