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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Inmate At Marion Federal Prison Convicted Of Murder

Cleveland J. White Feather, 54, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, IL, was convicted, in federal court, of murder, following a three day jury trial, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

The evidence at trial established that on December 2, 2009, White Feather killed his cell mate, Robert Running Bear, Jr., by cutting his abdomen open with a razor and partially disemboweling Running Bear. White Feather faces a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Bureau of Prisons.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood and Special Assistant United States Attorney Jungmin Lee.

Updated February 19, 2015