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Red Lake teen to be tried as juvenile for shootings

Louis Jourdain, the 16-year-old son of Red Lake Nation Chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr., will be tried as a juvenile for his alleged role in the March 21, 2005, shootings on the reservation, according to news reports.

Jourdain is the only person charged in connection with the shootings. He was indicted for conspiracy to commit murder.

Federal prosecutors sought to try Jourdain as an adult. That would mean a possible life sentence if he were convicted.

As a juvenile, he faces a lesser punishment. His case will be heard by a judge or a magistrate rather than a jury.

The proceedings will continue to remain under seal. A redacted copy of the court docket is due to be released on Wednesday, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Get the Story:
Jourdain to be tried as juvenile (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 8/30)
Family member says Red Lake youth will be tried as a juvenile (AP 8/30)

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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