Judge Sentences Two Defendants in Reservation Murder Case
Two defendants who pleaded guilty to being accessories-after-the-fact to a first degree murder on the Wind River Indian Reservation last year were sentenced in federal court last week, according to a news release from the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.
U.S. District Court Judge Scott Scavdahl sentenced Will Wallowingbull, 22, and Chrissy Michelle Bigeagle, 35, of Ethete, for their role in concealing evidence in the stabbing death of Jared Dean Little Whiteman.
Wallowingbull received five years imprisonment, and was ordered to pay a $500 fine and restitution in the amount of $6,820, joint and several, with Bigeagle.
Bigeagle also received five years imprisonment and was ordered to pay a $250 fine.
Both were ordered to serve three years of probation upon release from custody.
The third accessory, Garrett Revere Jr., pleaded guilty in March. His sentencing is set for Aug. 13.
On June 3, 2014, Wallowingbull and Revere picked up Little Whiteman from his home, and took him to a trailer where he was bound to a bed after he gave a tip about drugs and money didn’t pan out.
The three lead defendants then conspired to kill him. They are Jaymes Whiteplume, Susan Chippewa and Byron Spoonhunter.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with substantial assistance of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.