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Criminal Law Keyed to Osler
United States v. Eagle Bear
Citation:507 F. 3d 688 (8th Cir. 2007)
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Defendant’s brother lost a spot on the tribal council to LeRoy Morrison, Jr. After the election, Morrison said that everyone disliked the defendant’s brother and he lost the election because he does not respect others. This upset Eagle Bear and he went to the Morrison household. The Morrisons testified that Eagle Bear broke into the house and assaulted Morrison and his brother. The defendant testified that the front door was unlocked and he was let in by the Morrison’s. The jury believed the Morrisons and convicted the defendant of burglary and assault.
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