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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Belcourt Man Sentenced for Murder

BISMARCK – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on March 20, 2014, Daniel Greatwalker Jr., 24, Belcourt, N.D., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of second degree murder and a charge of altering, destroying, or concealing a tangible object in a federal investigation. Greatwalker pleaded guilty to the charges on Nov. 8, 2013.

Judge Hovland sentenced Greatwalker to 40 years in federal prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release. Greatwalker was ordered to pay a $200 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund and $6060 in restitution.

On Nov. 27, 2012, Greatwalker used a knife to stab a victim multiple times over his entire body, causing his death. Greatwalker then disposed of the knife, washed his clothes, and burned his shoes to conceal his involvement in the death.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Turtle Mountain Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell prosecuted the case.

Updated February 9, 2015