Blayne Kyle Brady Sentenced In U.S. District Court
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on November 20, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, BLAYNE KYLE BRADY, a 22-year-old resident of Lame Deer and an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, was sentenced to a term of:
- ison: 30 months
- ecial Assessment: $100
- stitution: $534
- pervised Release: 3 years
BRADY was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Harper Suek, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
On October 18, 2012, the victim was found by a motorist on the side of Highway 212 near mile marker 8 on the Crow Indian Reservation. He was seriously injured. Police and medical personnel arrived and transported him to the Crow/Northern Cheyenne Indian Health Service Emergency Room, and then transferred him to the Billings Clinic due to the severity of the injuries to his eyes.
Law enforcement conducted interviews and learned that the assault occurred after BRADY and the victim started arguing as they were sitting in the backseat of a car. BRADY and the victim then got out of the car and started fighting on the side of the road.
When interviewed, BRADY admitted that, although his memory of the assault is sketchy because he was intoxicated, he does remember that he hurt the victim badly. BRADY indicated that there was some tension between his family and the victim's family. Because of his level of intoxication, though, the victim has no memory of how he was injured.
The victim suffered serious injuries to both of his eyes. He lost some vision in one eye and is blind in the other. The injuries are consistent with BRADY gouging the eyes of the victim with his thumbs.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that BRADY will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, BRADY 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.