Sunday, November 30, 2003

Janklow Manslaughter Trial Begins Monday

FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) -- Bill Janklow, a former four-term South Dakota governor and the state's only congressman, returns to his boyhood hometown Monday to face a trial that may decide his political future.

The 64-year-old is charged with speeding, running a stop sign, reckless driving and manslaughter in an Aug. 16 accident that killed a motorcyclist at a rural intersection in South Dakota.If convicted of manslaughter, he could face up to 10 years in prison, as well as a House ethics committee investigation.