Appellant: Perplexing Motive For Murder Led To Longer Sentence

Oct 25, 2020

In May 2017, Jamie Shoulders of Kyle shot Chris Janis, who was sitting in a minivan conducting a drug deal.

Shoulders later pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. The motive for the murder still remains baffling.

Shoulders was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison. He appeals the length of his sentence to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, which heard arguments on Friday, Oct. 23.

Victoria Wicks has more of this story for SDPB. Listen here.