A closer look at the crimes of some of the women Gov. Kristi Noem commuted on Christmas Eve
Tammy Kvasnicka was 28-years-old when she drove drunk and the wrong way on Interstate 229 before crashing into another car and killing Michael Xayavong.
The multi-year legal saga that followed culminated in her getting a 58-year-sentence for first-degree manslaughter, which she unsuccessfully fought all the way to the South Dakota Supreme Court.
But in the end, she served just a fraction of the time that a Minnehaha County Court handed down after having her sentence commuted by Gov. Kristi Noem on Dec. 24.