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Janklow found guilty of manslaughter
(AP) - U.S. Rep. Bill Janklow, a flamboyant, combative political icon, was convicted of felony second-degree manslaughter Monday by a jury in his boyhood hometown. The jury returned its verdict after deliberating about five hours.

Janklow, 64, also was convicted of misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, running a stop sign and speeding for an Aug. 16 crash south of Flandreau that killed Randy Scott, 55, a motorcyclist from nearby Hardwick, Minn.

Janklow, R-S.D., has won statewide office six times and lost just one election, a 1986 U.S. Senate primary. He served as South Dakota's governor for 16 years before being elected to the House in 2002.

Second-degree manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. A conviction triggers an investigation from the U.S. House ethics committee. His trial began Dec. 1.



He tried the lie and defer trick but the Jury didn't buy it, rightfully so. The Paramedic who treated him at the scene recalled him saying his blood sugar was "fine" and he made no claim of feeling sick on the video tape in the cruiser he rode in home. Oops :shock:
 
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