Yankton man sentenced in woman’s stabbing death

February 19, 2024

YANKTON, S.D.–A Yankton man has been sentenced to 85 years in prison for a stabbing death that occurred on May 22nd of last year in Yankton .

Thirty two year-old Adrian Lund was sentenced Friday in Yankton County Circuit Court. He entered a guilty plea in January.

Lund was charged in the stabbing death of Timber Cournoyer at a Yankton residence.

She died the day after the stabbing in a Sioux Falls hospital.

“This sentence hopefully brings some comfort to Timber’s family,” said Attorney General Marty Jackley. “Thank you to the law enforcement officers and prosecutors who worked on this case.”

The investigation was done by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and the Yankton Police Department. The Attorney General’s Office and the Yankton County State’s Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case.