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South Dakota Former Rep. Bill Janklow Dies of Cancer

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Janklow remained in office through his indictment and trial. After he was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and sentenced to 100 days in jail, he resigned in January 2004.

Janklow expressed remorse about the accident, according to a UPI report.

I did what I felt was right, he said, breaking into tears at the news conference he held to announce his cancer in November. If I had it to do over again, Id do everything I did, except Id stop at a stop sign.

Janklow is survived by his wife, Mary Dean, and their three children.

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