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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

Friday, April 12, 2013

June Lee Wolverine Sentenced In U.S. District Court

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on April 1, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, JUNE LEE WOLVERINE, a 33-year-old resident of Browning, appeared for sentencing. WOLVERINE was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 78 months

Special Assessment: $200

Supervised Release: 3 years

WOLVERINE was sentenced after a federal district court trial in which she was found guilty of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and assault with a dangerous weapon. At trial, the following evidence and testimony was presented to the jury.

On July 3, 2012, the victim in this case was at home asleep. WOLVERINE entered the residence, stabbed the victim with a twelve-inch butcher knife in the chest, and stabbed the victim again as he ran for help. When receiving help, the victim made various statements to neighbors and medical personnel about the circumstances of the stabbing.

The victim's testimony at trial was different than what he provided the FBI in July of 2012. He claimed at trial that he was the aggressor and that WOLVERINE was only acting in self-defense. WOLVERINE also testified. Her testimony was different than what she told the FBI in July of 2012.

After the jury convicted WOLVERINE of both counts in the indictment, the United States District Court directed the U.S. Attorney's Office to investigate and report about potential criminal charges against the victim and WOLVERINE for perjury and false statements to federal agents.

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

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that WOLVERINE will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, WOLVERINE 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 a cooperative effort between the Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated January 14, 2015