June Lee Wolverine Found Guilty in U.S. Federal Court
The United States Attorney's Office announced that on December 20, 2012, in Great Falls, after a federal district court trial before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, JUNE LEE WOLVERINE, a 33-year-old resident of Browning, was found guilty of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and assault with a dangerous weapon. Sentencing is set for April 4, 2013. She is currently detained.
At trial, the following evidence and testimony was presented to the jury.
On July 3, 2012, the victim in this case was at home asleep. WOLVERINE entered the residence, stabbed the victim with a twelve-inch butcher knife in the chest, and stabbed the victim again as he ran for help. When receiving help, the victim made various statements to neighbors and medical personnel about the circumstances of the stabbing.
The victim's testimony at trial was different than what he provided the FBI in July of 2012. He claimed at trial that he was the aggressor and that WOLVERINE was only acting in self-defense. WOLVERINE also testified. Her testimony was different than what she told the FBI in July of 2012.
After the jury convicted WOLVERINE of both counts in the indictment, the United States District Court directed the U.S. Attorney's Office to investigate and report about potential criminal charges against the victim and WOLVERINE for perjury and false statements to federal agents.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan G. Weldon prosecuted the case for the United States.
WOLVERVINE faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.