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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2011

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY DISTRICT OF WYOMING

Christopher A. Crofts
United States Attorney

CONTACT: John R. Powell United States Attorney Spokesman PHONE: 307-772-2124

U.S. Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced today that two men have been sentenced in U.S. Federal District Court in the death of a juvenile girl whose body was found near Arapahoe, Wyoming on April 7, 2010. Robert Spoonhunter, a 22-year-old Northern Arapaho man, pleaded guilty to the charge of voluntary manslaughter before U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson on January 3, 2011. Spoonhunter was sentenced by United States District Court Judge, Alan B. Johnson, to 156 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release for the April 2, 2010, killing of a 13-year enrolled Northern Arapaho girl on the Wind River Indian Reservation. On January 20, 2011, Kyrean Tillman, a 19-year-old Eastern Shoshone man, was found guilty of accessory after the fact (voluntary manslaughter) and sexual abuse of a minor after a three-day jury trial in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne. Tillman was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson to a total of 80 months imprisonment and 13 years of supervised release, in connection with the April 2, 2010, killing of a 13-year enrolled Northern Arapaho girl on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The investigation into the death of the female juvenile was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Bureau of Indian Affairs/Wind River Police Department, the Riverton Police Department, the Riverton Fire Department, the Fremont County Sheriff's Department, and the Fremont County Coroner's Office.

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