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Friday, January 6, 2017

Federal Jury Convicts Fort Hall Man of Second Degree Murder

POCATELLO – Demetrius Gomez, 29, of Fort Hall, Idaho, was convicted yesterday by a federal jury in Pocatello of second degree murder, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Gomez was charged by indictment on May 24, 2016.


to the evidence presented at trial, on May 9, 2016, Gomez shot and killed his cousin at a residence in Fort Hall, Idaho. The evidence showed that Gomez murdered the victim deliberately and intentionally at close range by a shotgun.


Sentencing is set for March 21, 2017, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello. Gomez faces up to life in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three five of supervised release.


The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Fort Hall Tribal Police and the Pocatello Police Department.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated January 9, 2017