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Lame Deer man sentenced to 14 years in prison for shooting, killing man on Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation

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

BILLINGS — A Lame Deer man was sentenced today to 14 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, after he admitted to shooting and killing another man in 2022 on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.

Terence Arturo Limberhand, 32, pleaded guilty in September 2023 to voluntary manslaughter.

U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters presided. The court also ordered $8,000 restitution.

The government alleged in court documents that on the night of June 21, 2022, Limberhand was driving a four-wheeler and approached the victim, identified as John Doe, who was standing outside of a house near Lame Deer. Limberhand had a dispute with John Doe and an affiliate, leading Limberhand to believe that he and his family may be in danger. Limberhand shot John Doe multiple times before fleeing on the four-wheeler. John Doe was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Five days later, Limberhand went to a ranch outside of Lame Deer and told individuals there that he had been threatened. Bureau of Indian Affairs officers arrested Limberhand a short time later.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case. The FBI conducted the investigation.



Clair J. Howard

Public Affairs Officer



Updated January 19, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 24-23