Yankton Sioux Tribe

Kathy Cournoyer shows photos of her son, George Cournoyer Jr., who was beaten and left for dead in December of 2020 in his Wagner home. Alexis Delarosa was sentenced on July 20, 2023, to more than 30 years in prison for second-degree murder in the death of Cournoyer. (John Hult/South Dakota Searchlight)

Texas man gets 30-year sentence in ‘brutal’ beating death on Yankton Sioux land

BY: - July 20, 2023

SIOUX FALLS — A judge handed down a 30-year sentence Thursday morning in an Indian Country homicide she described as among the most brutal she’d seen in more than two decades on the federal bench. Alexis Delarosa, 33, helped beat George “Bug” Cournoyer Jr. to death with a hammer and baseball bat in December of […]