Contact Us

Man Gets 34 Years in Death of 2-year-old in Rapid City

Gavel
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to killing his former girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter in Rapid City has been sentenced to 34 years in prison.

Twenty-four-year-old Edward Berges initially faced murder and other charges in the death last August of Evelyn Molnar. He pleaded guilty in May to manslaughter and was sentenced Thursday.

Authorities say Berges became frustrated while watching Molnar and struck her in the head, causing her death.

The child’s mother, Nicole Randall, spoke during Berges’ sentencing, saying she will be haunted for the rest of her life but forgiving Berges “so we can move ahead.”

Berges will have to serve at least half of his sentence before being eligible for parole.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More Local News

More State, US & World News

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ksoo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KSOO-AM 1140 - Live, Local and Breaking News from Sioux Falls, South Dakota quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on KSOO-AM 1140 - Live, Local and Breaking News from Sioux Falls, South Dakota quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!