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Felony Assault Conviction Holds If Victim Doesn't Know Gun Won't Shoot


A Fall River County woman convicted for brandishing a broken gun at law officers and kicking a deputy has failed to have her conviction overturned.

The South Dakota Supreme Court has reaffirmed that a person can be charged with aggravated assault even if she knows her gun doesn't work.

Relying on information from the court's opinion, Victoria Wicks reports on this case for SDPB.