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Browning Woman Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Manslaughter

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

GREAT FALLS – Danielle Marie Marceau, also known as Danielle Marie Comesatnight, 35, of Browning, was sentenced on July 29, 2021 to 97 months in federal prison for fatally stabbing another individual during an argument.   Marceau was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $11, 735.90 in restitution by Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Morris. 

In June 2020, Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services responded to Marceau’s residence in Browning, on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, to conduct a welfare check on the victim. Officers found the victim’s body in the residence and determined the last time the victim had been seen alive was late on May 30, 2020 with Marceau. Both were intoxicated and had been arguing. Marceau admitted to killing the victim and that she had used a knife to stab the victim during an argument. In the days following the incident, Marceau told multiple family members they had been in a fight and that she stabbed the victim.

The defendant previously pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kalah A. Paisley prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services and Great Falls Police Department.


Clair Johnson Howard
Public Affairs Officer
(406) 247-4623

Updated July 30, 2021

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime