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Pine Ridge Woman and Man Plead Not Guilty to Murder and Accessory to Murder

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a federal grand jury has indicted a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, woman for First Degree Murder, and a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man for Accessory to First Degree Murder.

Elizabeth Ann LeBeau, a/k/a Ann LeBeau, age 23, and Fred Quiver, a/k/a Fred Brings Plenty, age 29, were indicted on January 26, 2016.  LeBeau and Quiver appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on January 29, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction for LeBeau is life in prison and/or a $250,000 fine, and 5 years of supervised release. The maximum penalty upon conviction for Quiver is up to 15 years in custody and/or a $125,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release.

The Indictment alleges that on or between January 1 and January 3, 2016, LeBeau murdered Emily Bluebird by strangulation, and that Quiver was an accessory to Bluebird’s murder.

The charges are merely an accusation and LeBeau and Quiver are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen is prosecuting the case.

LeBeau and Quiver were remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated January 29, 2016

Violent Crime