Third Indictment in Rides Horse Murder
18-year-old Frank Sanchez is now the third defendant to face first-degree murder charges for the beating and burning of a Crow Agency woman. 18-year-old Dimarzio Sanchez of Busby and 23-year-old Angelica Whiteman of Lame Deer both pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday. Sanchez was not named in the initial charging documents. He also entered a plea of not guilty.
Each defendant faces a charge of first-degree murder, including aiding and abetting in the horrible murder of Roylynn Rides Horse, who died on June 28. The charges were amended to first-degree murder following the death of Rides Horse. U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn Ostby presided over the hearings, which were held separately Monday. According to the indictment, Rides Horse left the Kirby Saloon in a car on April 17 with Dimarzio Sanchez, Whiteman and four others. Frank Sanchez had previously been identified in the indictment only by his initials.