BILLINGS, Mont. – A federal jury in Montana is a man guilty of strangling of a woman, pouring petrol on her, setting her on fire. She died more than two months later.
Jurors on Thursday convicted 20-year-old Dimarzio Swade Sanchez of first-degree murder in the June 2016 the death of the 28-year-old Roylynn Horse Rides.
Sanchez is facing a mandatory life in prison at his March 29 sentencing.
Co-defendant, Angelica, Whiteman pled guilty to aiding and abetting first-degree murder for beating and strangling is Riding the Horse on the Crow Indian Reservation.
Prosecutors say the group was drinking and driving around like Whiteman and Horse Rides came in a battle that continued after Sanchez parked in the car.
A passer-by found Horse riding 14 hours after the attack.
She suffered third-degree burns and frostbite.