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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 8, 2013

Belcourt Man Pleads Guilty to Murder

BISMARCK – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Nov. 8, 2013, Daniel Greatwalker Jr., 23, Belcourt, N.D., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of second degree murder and a charge of altering, destroying, or concealing a tangible object in a federal investigation.

On Nov. 27, 2012, Greatwalker stabbed a victim multiple times throughout his body, causing his death. Greatwalker then disposed of the knife, washed his clothes, and burned his shoes to conceal his involvement in the death.

The charge of second degree murder carries a statutory maximum penalty of life in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. The charge of altering, destroying, or concealing a tangible object in a federal investigation carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Turtle Mountain Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Sentencing for Greatwalker has been scheduled for Feb. 10, 2014, in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, N.D., at 2:30 p.m.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell is prosecuting the case.

Updated January 29, 2015