Belcourt Man Pleads Guilty to Murder
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 12, 2013|
BISMARCK—U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on November 8, 2013, Daniel Greatwalker Jr., 23, Belcourt, North Dakota, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of second-degree murder and a charge of altering, destroying, or concealing a tangible object in a federal investigation.
On November 27, 2012, Greatwalker stabbed a victim multiple times throughout his body, causing his death. Greatwalker then disposed of the knife, washed his clothes, and burned his shoes to conceal his involvement in the death.
The charge of second-degree murder carries a statutory maximum penalty of life in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. The charge of altering, destroying, or concealing a tangible object in a federal investigation carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Turtle Mountain Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Sentencing for Greatwalker has been scheduled for February 10, 2014, in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, North Dakota, at 2:30 p.m.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell is prosecuting the case.