Three men convicted in the murder of Paul Billion in Sioux Falls

Three Sioux Falls men were sentenced this week to significant prison terms at South Dakota State Prison for the Aug. 17, 2022, robbery and murder of 36-year-old Paul Billion.

All three accepted plea agreements within the past year and pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, Minnehaha court records show.

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The three people involved in Bill’s death were sentenced on Wednesday:

  • Gbo Wesfort Yuoh, 21, of Sioux Falls, received a 75-year prison sentence

  • Thomas Tarley, 21, of Sioux Falls, received a 65-year prison sentence

  • Sooteman Poley, 20, of Sioux Falls, received a 50-year prison sentence

The fourth man arrested in connection with this case, Carnell Lavar Jimmerson Jr., 21, of Sioux Falls, was charged with theft in connection with stolen weapons, but later received a change of plea in July 2023 for firearms valued at less than or equal to up to $2,500. His sentencing hearing is June 14 at 9 a.m

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All three convicted men were in their late teens at the time of the crime.

On August 16, 2022, just before midnight, Bill was heard inviting random people he had just met at a Shell gas station to his home.

Billion was found dead on August 19, 2022, in a home in the 1300 block of South Duluth Avenue. Three projectiles were removed from the victim’s body. Police determined that all three shots were fired from the same gun, which had been reported stolen by a man in Florida. A fourth shot did not hit Bill, court documents show.

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Police used surveillance footage and city cameras to identify the suspects, according to court documents.

The Minnehaha County coroner conducted an autopsy and determined the cause of death was homicide by gunshot, according to previous Argus Leader reporting. He had been dead for a few days.

Police also used photos and videos posted on social media namely Snapchat and Instagram along with geolocations of the suspects’ phones to trace their whereabouts during Billion’s death and also prove that they possessed certain firearms including the weapon used to kill Billion, according to court documents.

This article originally appeared on Sioux Falls Argus Leader: How 3 Men Were Convicted of the Murder of Paul Billion

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