Red Lake Man Gets 3 Years Supervision For Involuntary Manslaughter

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A judge sentenced a 21-year-old Red Lake man to three years of supervised release Wednesday in the death of a juvenile who flew out of the back of the man’s truck nearly three years ago, the Department of Justice said.

Judge Michael Davis sentenced Kyle Hardy to time served and three years of supervised release on one count of involuntary manslaughter.

Hardy pleaded guilty in November of 2011. In his plea agreement, Hardy admitted to driving a pickup truck under the influence of alcohol on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in the early hours of Aug. 28, 2009, the department said.

On that night, two juveniles were riding in the open bed of Hardy’s truck. Hardy failed to negotiate a turn, went off road and the juveniles flew out of the truck bed. One broke an ankle. The other died.

Hardy was 18 years old at the time.


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