FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) — On the same day his fellow members of Congress returned to Washington after their summer break, Rep. Bill Janklow made his first court appearance Tuesday on second-degree manslaughter and reckless driving charges stemming from a deadly crash with a motorcycle.
Janklow did not speak during the hearing, which lasted less than five minutes. But several supporters of the former four-term governor gathered outside and a "We Still Love Bill" sign could be seen from the courthouse in Flandreau — Janklow's hometown.
A preliminary hearing was set for Sept. 25-26 to determine if there is enough evidence to bring Janklow to trial.