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Elwyn Floyd Has The Eagle, Jr. Found Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 30, 2009

Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that on October 29, 2009, in Great Falls, after a 21/2 -day federal district court trial before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, ELWYN FLOYD HAS THE EAGLE, JR., a 26-year-old resident of Lodge Pole, was found guilty of the following charges:

Count I:second degree murder of Calvin Snell;

Count II:first degree murder of Doreen Manzanares with malice aforethought and with premeditation;

Count III:first degree murder of Calvin Snell with malice aforethought and in perpetration of burglary;

Count IV:first degree murder of Doreen Manzanares with malice aforethought and in perpetration of burglary; and,

Count V:burglary of a house occupied by Calvin Snell and Doreen Manzanares.

Sentencing is set for February 1, 2010. He is currently detained.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebekah J. French prosecuted the case for the United States.

HAS THE EAGLE faces possible penalties of mandatory life in prison, a $250,000 fine and at 5 years supervised release.

The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Belknap Tribal Law Enforcement.

 

 

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