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Freddy Wayne Jimenez Found Guilty In U.S. Federal Court

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

The United States Attorney's Office announced that on July 25, 2013, in Great Falls, after a federal district court trial before Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, FREDDY WAYNE JIMENEZ, a 40-year-old resident of Browning, was found guilty of (6) counts of assault resulting in serious bodily injury, and (4) counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. Sentencing is set for October 22, 2013. He is currently detained.

At trial, the following evidence and testimony was presented to the jury.

In 2012, JIMENEZ beat and strangled his wife on two occasions. JIMENEZ's wife was left with broken ribs that were floating in her body, a fractured finger, and while strangling her, JIMENEZ said, "I'm gonna hurt you so bad you won't be able to do nothing."

Over a period of years, JIMENEZ also tortured his children. He cut them with machetes, hit them with metal bars, broke beer bottles over them, slammed them into vehicles, and, when they were down, crying in pain, JIMENEZ would say, "You better stand up, you pussy." JIMENEZ even told outsiders that he wanted one of his sons dead and that he was going to kill his entire family. Although JIMENEZ claimed to have never touched his children, other than spanking one of them one time, JIMENEZ wrote a letter wherein he admitted, "I beat up my wife and kids."

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan G. Weldon prosecuted the case for the United States.

JIMENEZ faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release on each count.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Updated January 14, 2015