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(SD)-Rapid City Man Arrested For Fatal Push Down Embankment

By: John Axtell Posted at: 09/09/2019 04:29 PM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City man is in custody on 2nd-degree manslaughter charges for allegedly pushing another man down an embankment, causing his death.

       51-year old Thomas Tesch was arrested Friday night for killing 38-year-old Schuyler Swan, also of Rapid City.
     Police responding to a call early Thursday about a man unresponsive and not breathing found Swan on an embankment.

      He was pronounced dead on the way to a hospital with an autopsy listing the cause of death as bleeding on the brain.

     Police spoke to witnesses and determined that Tesch intentionally pushed Swan down the embankment.


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