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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, July 22, 2018

Pine Ridge Woman Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Second Degree Murder

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, woman convicted of Second Degree Murder and Accessory to Second Degree Murder was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Elizabeth Ann LeBeau, a/k/a Ann LeBeau, age 25, was sentenced on July 13, 2018, to 25 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund on the Second Degree Murder charge.  As to the Accessory to Second Degree Murder charge, LeBeau was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison, 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  The time in federal prison and supervised release are to run concurrently.

LeBeau was indicted for the charges by a federal grand jury in January 2016.  The charges related to LeBeau strangling Emily Bluebird to death.  Bluebird was also struck in the head several times with a hammer.  After the homicide, LeBeau and codefendant, Fred Quiver, covered up the homicide by hiding the body to prevent their apprehension, trial, and punishment.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Megan Poppen and Kathryn Rich prosecuted the case.

LeBeau was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated July 22, 2018