United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that Marlin Iron Crow, age 44, of Porcupine, South Dakota, was found guilty of Second Degree Murder as a result of a federal trial in Rapid City, South Dakota. The jury returned the verdict on June 30, 2017.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of up to life in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
The conviction stems from Iron Crow killing the male victim on November 11, 2016, at Porcupine by beating him with his hands and shod feet
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.
A sentencing date will be set. Iron Crow was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.