Tyndall man sentenced for triple murder


A Tyndall man has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2021 triple homicide that occurred in Scotland, South Dakota.

Forty-three-year-old Francis Lange was sentenced Monday in Bon Homme Circuit Court after he had earlier pleaded guilty but mentally ill to three counts of Murder in the First Degree and two counts of Aggravated Assault. The defendant received consecutive life sentences for each murder charge and 15-year consecutive sentences for each aggravated assault charge.

Lange shot and killed his former girlfriend, her father and her mother people during an incident November of 2021 in a Scotland home. Two othesr received gunshot wounds.


July 25, 2023