Belcourt Woman Pleads Guilty in Stabbing Incident
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 24, 2010|
BISMARCK—Acting United States Attorney Lynn Jordheim announced that on May 24, 2010, Crystal J. Morin, 30, of Belcourt, North Dakota, pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge Daniel L. Hovland to a count of assault with a dangerous weapon.
During the early morning hours of April 19, 2009, Morin stabbed the victim in the chest with a knife outside the victim’s residence after a dispute between the victim and another male. The injury the victim sustained was not life threatening.
The charge of assault with a dangerous weapon carries a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years and a $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs - Turtle Mountain Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Belcourt Police Department.
Sentencing for Morin has not been scheduled.
Assistant United States Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell is prosecuting the case.