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Ft. Hall man convicted of second degree murder

Demetrius Gomez, 29, of Fort Hall faces up to life in prison, up to a $250,000 fine and up to three to five years of supervised release.

Gomez was convicted by a federal jury in Pocatello Thursday of second-degree murder. U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson said Gomez was charged by indictment on May 24, 2016.

According to evidence presented at trial, Gomez shot and killed his cousin at a Fort Hall home on May 9, 2016. According to court records, Gomez murdered the victim at close range with a shotgun.

Gomez will be sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello on March 21, 2017.

The case was originally investigated by the FBI, Fort Hall Tribal Police and the Pocatello Police Department.

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