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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Choctaw Man Indicted for 2nd Degree Murder


Jackson, Miss. – Stuart Brian Nickey, 33, a Choctaw Indian from the Bogue Homa Community of the Choctaw Indian Reservation in Jones County, has been charged in a federal indictment with 2nd degree murder, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Harold Brittain. The indictment alleges that, on or about July 1, 2017, Nickey murdered "C.S.", also a Choctaw Indian, by striking her in the head and face.

Nickey appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker on October 3, 2017, for an initial appearance and arraignment. He was detained in federal custody until further order of the court. A jury trial is scheduled for November 21, 2017, before U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

The prosecution of Nickey is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Carla J. Clark, and agents with the FBI and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Department of Public Safety.

The public is reminded that an indictment is merely an accusation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Updated October 4, 2017