Elwyn Floyd Has The Eagle, Jr., Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on February 1, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, ELWYN FLOYD HAS THE EAGLE, JR., a 26-year-old resident of Lodge Pole, appeared for sentencing. HAS THE EAGLE was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison:Count I: 2nd Degree Murder of Calvin Snell - Life
- oncurrent to Count 3)
Count II: 1st Degree Murder of Doreen Manzanares - Life (concurrent to Count 4 and consecutively to Counts 1 and 3)
Count III: Felony Murder - Life
- oncurrent to Count 1)
Count IV: Felony Murder - Life
- oncurrent to Count 2 and consecutive to Counts 1 and 3)
- unt 5: Burglary - 240 months (concurrent to all counts)
- Special Assessment: $500
- Restitution: $4,241.91
HAS THE EAGLE was sentenced after having been found guilty during a 21/2-day trial 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.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebekah J. French prosecuted the case for the United States.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that HAS THE EAGLE will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, HAS THE EAGLE 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Belknap Tribal Law Enforcement.