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McLaughlin Man Indicted for Murder

April 20, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Second Degree Murder.

Kendall Lee White Tail, age 19, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 19, 2011, for Second Degree Murder. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on April 20, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is any term of years up to life in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; five years of supervised release; and a $100 Special Assessment. Restitution may also be ordered. The charge relates to the April 16, 2011, stabbing death of a McLaughlin man. The charge is merely an accusation, and he is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant United States Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case. White Tail was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.



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