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Date: 08-17-2021

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United States of America v. Stoney Prior

Case Number: 3:18-cr-00019-LRH-CLB

Judge: Larry R. Hicks

Court: United States District Court for the District of Nevada (Washoe County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

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Description: Reno, Nevada criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with second degree murder.

In January 31, 2018, Stoney Prior (43) shot and killed two people on the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, at the home of one of the victims. Both victims were members of the Fort McDermitt Shoshone Paiute Tribe.

Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada made the announcement.

This case was a joint investigation by the FBI and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, with assistance from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Penelope Brady and Richard Casper are prosecuting the case.

Title 18, U.S.C., Sections 1111, 1151, and 1153 - First Degree Murder Within Indian Country (Counts One and Two)
18:1111, 1151, and 1153 - Second Degree Murder Within Indian Country

Outcome: Prior was found guilty of two-counts of second-degree murder in Indian Country.

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