A South Dakota court ordered sharing records of accident victims

Sioux Falls, SD (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Lawnsborg’s Criminal Trial Oversight Judge Ordered Healthcare Providers to Submit Health Records for Pedestrians Attacked and Killed by Lawnsborg Last Year rice field.

This week, retired Circuit Court Judge John Brown wrote to several hospitals and clinics, ordering him to provide records of Joe Bobber’s state of mind.Orders come after Lawnsborg Defense alleged in court documents Bobber’s September 12 death may have been suicide.

Investigator says Ravnsborg Distracted and bent He got out of his lane when he was driving on freeway 14 near Highmore when he beat and killed 55-year-old Boever walking on the freeway with a flashlight. Ravnsborg Facing three misdemeanors Careless driving, use of electronic devices while driving, illegal lane change.

Earlier this month, Ravnsborg lawyers alleged that Boever’s pattern of alcoholism and prescription drug abuse caused at least one family member, a cousin, to believe that depressed Boever jumped in front of Ravnsborg’s car and committed suicide. Was submitted.

by Argus Leader, Brown ordered five medical facilities to submit Boever’s psychiatric and psychological records. Brown wrote on Tuesday to the Human Service Center, a state public psychiatric hospital in Yankton, the Avera St Mary’s Hospital in Pierre, the Avera Cent Luke Hospital in Aberdeen, the Avera Medical Group, and the Avera Medical Group Psychiatric Department. ..

All four Avera entities have filed claims against Boever’s real estate to receive payment for the services they provide. Claims that it does not indicate which service was provided. Avera did not respond to Argus Leader’s request for comment.

Ravnsborg told officials that he had never seen Boever and thought he had hit a deer.

Hyde County Sheriff Mike Borek responded by having Lawnsborg drive his car to Pierre. Ravnsborg said he was unaware that he had beaten a person until he returned to the scene the next morning.

Republican Governor Kristi Noem, three law enforcement agencies, and some lawmakers have asked Republican Ravnsborg to resign.

Each accusation against the Attorney General can be sentenced to up to 30 days in prison. The trial is scheduled to start on August 26th.