- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Lawyers for a deaf woman charged in the 2011 slaying of a homeless man in Sioux Falls want to suppress interviews they say were illegally obtained.

Sadie Red Bear is charged with manslaughter and aggravated assault in the death of 58-year-old Daniel Eastman, who was beaten and stabbed in a downtown alley in August 2011. He died in hospice three months later.

Red Bear wasn’t charged until this year, but she was identified as a person of interest early in the investigation and interviewed by police the day after the stabbing.

The Argus Leader reports (https://argusne.ws/1R3ZdZU ) her lawyers maintain she was drunk for the first interview, and that during a second interview she did not have an interpreter. The defense maintains that violated her rights. A judge will rule later.

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Information from: Argus Leader, https://www.argusleader.com

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