North Carolina News: Swain Co. Man, Shane McKinley Swimmer Charged With Murder In Indian Country

North Carolina News: Swain Co. Man, Shane McKinley Swimmer Charged With Murder In Indian Country

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – United States Attorney Andrew Murray announced today that a federal grand jury sitting in Asheville has charged Shane McKinley Swimmer, 18, of Cherokee, N.C., with first degree murder in Indian Country.

John A. Strong, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Charlotte Division, and Chief Doug Pheasant of the Cherokee Indian Police Department join U.S. Attorney Murray in making today’s announcement.

The charging document alleges that on November 10, 2018, in Indian Country, Swimmer, who is an Indian, did unlawfully kill another human being, identified in the criminal indictment as “C.W.” The indictment further alleges that Swimmer killed C.W.

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