Trial postponed in Eagle killing case
Cheyenne, Wy – A federal judge has postponed next week's scheduled trial for a Northern Arapaho man charged with killing a bald eagle for his tribe's annual Sun Dance without a permit.
Judge Alan Johnson in Cheyenne this week granted a request
Winslow Friday's lawyer to delay trial on the misdemeanor charge.
No new date has been set.
Friday has acknowledged that he shot and killed a bald eagle on
the Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming for use in his
tribe's 2005 Sun Dance. Friday could face up to a year in jail and
a $100,000 fine if convicted.
Another federal judge had dismissed the charge against Friday in
2006 but the federal appeals court in Denver reinstated it. The
U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year refused to hear Friday's