Plea Deal In Rapid City Double Murder


      One of 4 people charged in connection with a double-murder last August in a Rapid City apartment has accepted a deal from prosecutors and changed his plea.

      20-year old Chase Quick Bear was originally charged with 2 counts of murder in the shooting deaths of 29-year old Joseph Standing Bear and 37-year old Petan Milk, but pled guilty to the reduced charge of aiding and abetting aggravated assault. 

      Quick Bear was one of 5 “persons of interest” sought by the police for questioning after the August 20th shooting. He was taken into custody a few days later on the Pine Ridge Reservation. 

      Prosecutors said Quick Bear was part of a discussion with the other defendants about attacking Standing Bear and Milk as part of a gang-related incident.

      17-year old Robert Yellow Bird is charged with 2 counts of 1st-degree murder with prosecutors alleging he was the one who actually shot and killed Standing Bear and Milk.

     Facing trial on charges of aiding and abetting a felony are Erin Provancial and 40-year old Benita Cisneros, who’s accused of being the getaway driver.