CASE ANALYSIS

United States v. Rainbow, No. 15-1936 (8th Cir. Feb. 19, 2016)

Christopher and Jordan Rainbow were charged with “assault to commit murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault resulting in serious bodily injury,” and with assaulting Sophia Bear Stops, both “individually” and “by aiding and abetting.”  To convict the men on each count, the government had to prove the two men were “Indians” and the “offense occurred within Indian Country.”  See PDF for complete summary.

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