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Press Release

Cannonball Woman Sentenced to 19 Years for Murder

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

BISMARCK – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Sept. 30, 2013, Alisha Crow Ghost, 23, Cannonball, N.D., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of second degree murder. Crow Ghost pleaded guilty to the charge on June 24, 2013.

Judge Hovland sentenced Crow Ghost to nineteen years and seven months in federal prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release. Crow Ghost was ordered to pay restitution of $5,000 and to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund.

On Nov. 10, 2012, Crow Ghost stabbed a man at a residence in Cannonball, N.D. The man died as a result of the injuries he sustained.

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

Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Delorme prosecuted the case.

Updated February 9, 2015