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Crow Reservation murder defendant to make court appearance






Sheldon Bernard Chase. Photo from FBI

A man accused of murdering three people on the Crow Reservation in Montana is making an appearance in federal court today.

Sheldon Bernard Chase, 25, is accused of murdering his grandmother, his cousin and his cousin's boyfriend in October 2011. He never went to trial because he was found mentally incompetent.

Chase is currently being held at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Missouri, the Associated Press reported. He's appearing at today's hearing via video, the AP said.

Federal authorities want Chase committed but the process can't move forward until his mental status in the criminal proceeding is resolved, according to the AP.

Federal authorities say Chase killed Gloria Sarah Goes Ahead Cummins, 80; 21-year-old Levon Driftwood; and 20-year-old Ruben Jefferson, on October 4, 2011. He allegedly used a gun that he took from his mother's home on Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.

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Crow Reservation triple-murder suspect due in court Wednesday (AP 8/27)

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