Coeur d'Alene, Jan 17 (IBNS) Kenneth D. Broncheau of Winchester, Idaho, was indicted on Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Coeur d'Alene for first-degree murder, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced on Wednesday.
An initial appearance in federal court has not been set.
The indictment alleges that on June 21, 2012, within the boundaries of the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, Broncheau, a 48-year-old enrolled tribal member, shot and killed Carol Haskell, his mother.
Broncheau was detained at the scene.
He is currently in the custody of Nez Perce Tribal Police.
The charge of first degree murder is punishable by life in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Nez Perce Tribal Police, Idaho State Police, and the Lewis County Sheriff's Office.
An indictment is a means of charging a person with criminal activity. It is not evidence.
The person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.