Two criminal cases involving the killings of women on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation progressed in federal court this week.
A Heart Butte man will spend over 15 years behind bars for murdering a woman on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Terrance T. Aimsback, 35, pleaded guilty in March to 2nd-degree murder. Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris sentenced him to 15 years and 10 months in federal prison on Wednesday, to be followed by five years of supervised release.
Prosecutors allege Aimsback beat the victim to death with a stick and subsequently lied to law enforcement, attempting to cover up the death. The two reportedly shared a romantic relationship. On Nov. 24, 2022 Aimsback called 911 claiming the woman would not wake up, but was breathing, the news release stated. Authorities arrived and determined the victim died hours beforehand.
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In his interview with officials, Aimsback admitted to killing the woman via beating during an argument, according to the release.
“Aimsback earned this significant sentence based on his violent conduct that led to murdering his romantic partner. We will, and we