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Anthony David Gallagher Horn Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Monday, September 13, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on September 13, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, ANTHONY DAVID GALLAGHER HORN, a 45-year-old resident of Browning, appeared for sentencing. HORN was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 37 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 3 years

HORN was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

On December 16, 2009, at approximately 8:20 p.m., HORN was driving an extended-cab pickup approximately 4 miles northeast of Browning, on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, when he drove off the road, hit the edge of a bridge, and flipped the pickup. The pickup landed on it's cab, upside down, on the ice in a creek. There were four other occupants in the pickup. One of the occupants, SFL, who was riding in the extended-cab behind the passenger seat, was crushed by the pickup when it landed upside down. SFL was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy determined that SFL died as the result of blunt force injuries to his head and neck that he received in the wreck.

HORN had been drinking prior to the wreck. Shortly after the wreck, HORN's blood alcohol level was 0.18. HORN admitted that he was driving and that he had been drinking.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that HORN will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, HORN 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 conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.



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