Robert Darryl War Club Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Montana announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on January 7, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, ROBERT DARRYL WAR CLUB, a 49-year-old resident of Wolf Point, appeared for sentencing. WAR CLUB was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: life
- Special Assessment: $100
- Restitution: $5,466.84
WAR CLUB was sentenced after having been found guilty during a 4-day trial of first degree murder. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lori Harper Suek and Vince Carroll prosecuted the case for the United States.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that WAR CLUB will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, WAR CLUB does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Fort Peck Tribes Criminal Investigation Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.