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Cannonball Woman Sentenced to 19 Years for Murder

U.S. Attorney’s Office September 30, 2013
  • District of North Dakota (701) 297-7400

BISMARCK—U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on September 30, 2013, Alisha Crow Ghost, 23, Cannonball, North Dakota, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of second-degree murder. Crow Ghost pleaded guilty to the charge on June 24, 2013.

Judge Hovland sentenced Crow Ghost to 19 years and seven months in federal prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release. Crow Ghost was ordered to pay restitution of $5,000 and to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund.

On November 10, 2012, Crow Ghost stabbed a man at a residence in Cannonball, North Dakota. The man died as a result of the injuries he sustained.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Standing Rock Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Delorme prosecuted the case.