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Red Lake teen charged with conspiracy to murder


Louis Jourdain, the only person charged in connection with the March 21, 2005, shootings on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Jourdain, 16, may or may not be tried as an adult, the paper says. If he is tried as an adult and convicted, he faces life in prison. As a juvenile, he could be eligible for release when he turns 21.

Federal prosecutors aren't commenting about the case but some sort of proceeding that could be related to Jourdain's status is taking place on Wednesday. The school where the shootings took place has been asked to provide Jourdain's records.

Jourdain is the son of Red Lake Nation Chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr, who has maintained his son's innocence in the shootings that left nine people dead on the reservation. Shooter Jeff Weise, 16, killed himself.

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Juvenile facing federal system (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 7/18)
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Relevant Links:
Red Lake Net News - http://www.rlnn.com
Red Lake Nation - http://www.redlakenation.org
Red Lake High School - http://www.paulbunyan.net/rlschools/hs.htm

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